Monday, March 12, 2018

Win a Free Copy of A New Approach to Textual Criticism

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It’s time for another ETC blog giveaway! This time we’re giving away mine and Tommy’s recent book on the CBGM. Enter to win below.

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Update: Congrats to Miguel M!

About the book

An essential introduction for scholars and students of New Testament Greek
With the publication of the widely used twenty-eighth edition of Nestle-Aland’s Novum Testamentum Graece and the fifth edition of the United Bible Society Greek New Testament, a computer-assisted method known as the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM) was used for the first time to determine the most valuable witnesses and establish the initial text. This book offers the first full-length, student-friendly introduction to this important new method. After setting out the method’s history, separate chapters clarify its key concepts such as genealogical coherence, textual flow diagrams, and the global stemma. Examples from across the New Testament are used to show how the method works in practice. The result is an essential introduction that will be of interest to students, translators, commentators, and anyone else who studies the Greek New Testament.

Features

  • A clear explanation of how and why the text of the Greek New Testament is changing
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to use the CBGM in textual criticism
  • Diagrams, illustrations, and glossary of key terms
“For anybody who cares about the text of the New Testament, there will be few books published in biblical studies over the next decade that will be more important than this one. Tommy Wasserman and Peter Gurry describe some of the tectonic shifts that are currently occurring in the way that New Testament text critics are reconstructing the earliest recoverable form of the Greek text of the New Testament. With great care and clarity, the authors explain the intricacies of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method in ways that both scholars and nonspecialists can readily understand. For anybody who wishes to know how the text of latest printed scholarly editions of the Greek New Testament has been determined and why it differs from earlier editions, this is the book to read.”

Paul Foster
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

52 comments :

  1. As I`m the librarian at a small seminary in Germany I want the book for our library...

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  2. Because I still feel like the CBGM amounts to some clever person from Münster entering a revolving door behind me and coming out in front.

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  3. Morning i want this i cant wait to read

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  4. I would like to have that copy for my learning in the devotional time with the scriptures

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  5. I would like the book because it has a great cover!

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  6. I would like this book to help explain all the parts of Pete Gurry's dissertation that I still don't understand!

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  7. An excellent introduction for Greek nerds.

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  8. Having heard so much about this book in Eldon Epp’s class, I would love to be read it!

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  9. I'd love the introduction because I believe that learning this method is vital to understanding the future of Textual Criticism which is also central to understanding the Book that I claim that is Holy Scripture.

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  10. I would like this book for keeping up to date on the latest in textual criticism! Also the cover is nice.

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  11. I would like this book as I do not understand CBGM very well.

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  12. I'd like to understand CBGM well enough to articulate the method to an undergrad in under 2 minutes.

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  13. I would love a copy of the book. I am interested in the CBGM.

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  14. Eager to learn more about this new and complex method.

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  15. I'm interested in textual criticism.

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  16. Becouse i'm from Poland and in my country we don't know too much about textual criticism.

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  17. As a student preparing to enter graduate school within the coming year, this book would be a helpful introduction.

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  18. I already have the book! I just wanted those who don’t to know that even if they don’t win the free copy, this book is worth the price! This is the clearest explanation so far of the CBGM and the examples add an additional level of comprehension.

    Tim

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  19. Looks like a helpful book.

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  20. I'm a teacher at a theology school, and I'd like to have a copy of the book as it could help me in my Greek class. It would be great to have it! Thank you.

    Luis.

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  21. Marc Groenbech-Dam3/12/2018 6:50 pm

    Always interested in good books on textual criticism!

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  22. Interesante, gracias por regalar tanto conocimiento y facilitarnos el estudio. Adelante

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  23. I'd love to learn more about TC.

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  24. Winning any books is a good thing. Winning good books is a great thing.

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  25. Joerg Hartlieb3/12/2018 9:02 pm

    I'd love to learn the argumentation for this new approach

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  26. Professor Jared Saltz tweeted about the book. I trust his judgment, so I'm interested now.

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  27. Looks like a great book I would thoroughly enjoy reading!

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  28. As a nonspecialist, I am interested in this book, to further understand the issues connected with deviations from the original source, in a what might amount to a landmark case involving the clear violation of the moral rights of an author, wrt. litterature in the same category as the Bible.

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  29. Seriously considering spending much time in the future working in this area. At this moment, I am still getting my feet wet and this book might be helpful.

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  30. It would be a great tool to further my understanding of textual criticism as I study theology for the purposes of ordination.

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  31. I need to understand the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method

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  32. I would like a copy of the book as a more human-readable version of the journal articles by the method's originators.

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  33. There is no such thing as a free book, but I'll take it anyway. The practice of New Testament textual criticism needs to be approached and built upon Biblical presuppositions. I'm not satisfied that it is, so I want to see what this "new approach" is.

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  34. Very much interested in keeping up with CGBM.

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  35. I'm counting on the discount if I don't win...

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  36. I have room for one more book on my bookshelf, but no books on CBGM. Oh, and I've already found errors on one book by Tommy Wasserman, and I look forward to doing it again.

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  37. Andrew Simpson3/14/2018 3:18 pm

    I'd really enjoy this book. Textual criticism is a topic I am interested in, but haven't had the opportunity to explore CBGM. Money is tight when you're in school and have a family to support!

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  38. Greetings from Finland, I'd like to have this book.

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  39. I’d like to win the book because tc is fascinating!

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  40. Heard about this but the explanation is still pretty unclear.

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  41. I want this book for personal study

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  42. I would like to learn about this new methodology

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  43. Greetings from Peru, I'd like to have this marvelous book!

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  44. Sou do Brasil, no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, em uma pequena cidade, chamada de Itaperuna... ( em lingua tupi guarani...ita-pedra, per-caminho, una-petra-negra ), estamos montando uma biblioteca na paroquia de nossa cidade.. Seria o melhor presente para todos, ler as escrituras sagradas em forma mais completa.

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  45. I have a deep interest in textual criticism and, being an African ministering in Africa, I have very limited access to textbooks in general and great reads in particular.

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