Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer Trivia: Conjecture

Can you (a) name this publication and (b) correct the error on this particular page:

Update: Stephen Goranson found the error, "electric" for "eclectic," and Maurice Robinson identified the publication – the first edition of Metzger's The Text of the New Testament published in 1964. In the image to the left you can see Tjitze Baarda's conjecture in his copy – I think it was he who notified Metzger who corrected the error in the 2d edition.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Book Note: Editing the Bible: Assessing the Task Past and Present

I picked up one book at the International SBL meeting in Amsterdam today, a meeting which meant many good presentations in biblical textual criticism and several good meetings with scholars and friends.

Incidentally, Mike Holmes just asked me to announce the publication of the book on his behalf:

Editing the Bible: Assessing the Task Past and Present. Edited by John S. Kloppenborg and Judith H. Newman. SBL Resources for Biblical Study, 69. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012. Pp. xii + 225.

The book is the outcome of a conference on the subject of the title at the University of Toronto in 2007, on which we reported five years ago, here (see also here).

Contributors are:
John S. Kloppenborg and Judith H. Newman , “Editing the Bible: Assessing the Task Past and Present.” (first chapter available from the SBL site)

John Van Seters, “The Genealogy of the Biblical Editor.”

Eugene Ulrich, “The Evolutionary Composition of the Hebrew Bible.”

Eibert Tigchelaar, “Editing the Hebrew Bible: An Overview of Some Problems.”

Sarianna Metso, “Evidence from the Qumran Scrolls for the Scribal Transmission of Leviticus.”

Kristin De Troyer, “Greek Papyri and the Texts of the Hebrew Bible.”

Michael W. Holmes, “What Text Is Being Edited? The Editing of the New Testament.”

Klaus Wachtel: “The Coherence-Based Genealogical Method: A New Way to Reconstruct the Text of the Greek New Testament.”

Holger Strutwolf, “Scribal Practices and the Transmission of Biblical Texts: New Insights from the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method.”

David Trobisch, “The New Testament in the Light of Book Publishing in Antiquity.”

Ryan Wettlaufer, “Unseen Variants: Conjectural Emendation and the New Testament.”