Friday, November 30, 2007

More reflections on TC at SBL

Over at the (Amsterdam NT Blog) Jan Krans has posted some interesting and helpful reflections on several TC sessions at the SBL, supplementing some of our own (and with more to come):


Mark Session One

IGNTP Session
This one has the details about proposed future editions on NA which Tommy referred to here.

Have we covered all the SBL sessions yet? Or are there more to be done?


  1. I would just like to say thanks to those of you have blogged on TC at SBL. I've enjoyed reading the posts. Keep up the good work. It's appreciated.

    Peter Cooper

  2. I didn't see anything posted on your paper on P113, and that whole session. Did I miss it?

  3. AT the "John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern" Section--admittedly, not the first place one might look for text-critical presentations--my colleague, Juan Hernandez, presented a paper that was largely text-critical in orientation, on "Whitewashing the War Waging Angels of the Apocalypse". Below, for those who may be interested, is the abstract.
    Michael Holmes
    "Whitewashing the War Waging Angels of the Apocalypse"
    Juan Hernandez, Jr.
    "Over the last few years the Apocalypse’s violent imagery has headlined scholarly discussions of the Bible. Accordingly, a number of hermeneutical approaches and methods have been applied to the problem with varying results. The Apocalypse’s manuscript tradition, however, remains an untapped primary source in such investigations. Moreover, while the Apocalypse’s reception history is often an integral part of such studies, the actual textual history of the Apocalypse is seldom incorporated. This paper will attempt to fill this lacuna by approaching the issue from the perspective of fourth and fifth century scribes of the Apocalypse. Specifically, the paper will explore scribal changes to passages containing depictions of angelic violence in the text of the Apocalypse in the Codices Sinaiticus and Alexandrinus. Contrary to widely held assumptions about the type of scribal activity to be found in the Apocalypse, early scribes also appear to exhibit concern over its violent content."