Friday, September 29, 2006

TC articles in the latest issue of JTS

The latest issue of JTS 57 (2006) features the following articles on textual criticism:

C. M. Tuckett
Nomina Sacra in Codex E

D. C. Parker
Review Article: The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration. By BRUCE M. METZGER and BART D. EHRMAN. Fourth Edition. Pp. xvi + 366. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005


  1. Tuckett's article was touched upon previously in this blog:

  2. Parker's review is astounding in its level of detail. There is also a section of it precisely oriented on the question of what is meant by "original text." I was about to copy and paste it, but I realized it's a bit too long to paste into a comment I think. But Parker shows precisely the kind of aversion to the term that I was suggesting of Ehrman in my comments on the recent post about inerrantist terminology. And he explicates that aversion with a series of questions we all need to keep in mind when we use terms like "original" without awareness of the other paradigms within which someone might work.