Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Festschrift for Chuck Hill Published


Congratulations to Chuck Hill on the publication his Festschrift! The book is Studies on the Intersection of Text, Paratext, and Reception edited by Gregory R. Lanier and J. Nicholas Reid (both colleagues of his at RTS). Don’t miss the interview we did with Chuck back in 2016 (part 1 and part 2). Here’s a bit more on Greg Lanier’s blog on the presentation for Chuck today.


Studies on the Intersection of Text, Paratext, and Reception brings together thirteen contributions from leading scholars in the fields of textual criticism, manuscript/paratextual research, and reception history. These fields have tended to operate in isolation, but recent years have seen a rise in valuable research being done at their multiple points of intersection. The contributors to this volume show the potential of such crossover work through, for example, exploring how paratextual features of papyri and minuscules give insight into their text; probing how scribal behaviors illumine textual transmission/restoration, and examining how colometry, inner-biblical references, and early church reading cultures may contribute to understanding canon formation. These essays reflect the contours of the scholarship of Dr. Charles E. Hill, to whom the volume is dedicated.

Table of Contents

  1. Punctuation and Paragraphs in P66 (P.Bod. II): Insights into Scribal Behavior
    Peter M. Head 
  2. The Text and Paratext of Minuscule GA 1424: Initial Observations
    Gregory R. Lanier and Moses Han 
  3. Marginal Paratexts in GA 2323: A Thirteenth-Century Witness to the Medieval Reception of Revelation
    Peter Malik 
  4. Writing and Writers in Ancient Mesopotamia: A Brief Sketch for New Testament Scholars
    J. Nicholas Reid 
  5. On Not Preferring the Shorter Reading: Matthew as a Test Case
    Peter J. Gurry 
  6. Codex Bezae as Repository
    Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman 
  7. What Is a Text? The Linguistic Turn and Its Implications for New Testament Studies
    Stanley E. Porter 
  8. Second Peter 3:2, the Apostolate, and a Bi-covenantal Canon
    Michael J. Kruger 
  9. MasPsa and the Early History of the Hebrew Psalter: Notes on Canon and Text
    Peter J. Gentry 
  10. Problems with the Explicit Marking of Quotations in Translations and Scholarly Editions of the New Testament
    Peter J. Williams 
  11. Polycarp’s Teaching: The Reception and Development of Theology
    Paul Foster 
  12. A Neglected Reference to John the Elder as Bishop of Ephesus (Const. ap. 7.46.7)
    Richard Bauckham 
  13. The Acts of John within the Johannine Corpus James W. Barker 
A Bibliography of the Works of Charles E. Hill


  1. Most impressive array of contributors to this FS! And it's well deserved! Congrats, Chuck!

    1. Roger Ramjet3/04/2021 10:25 pm

      Yeah, tooooo many Peters for my taste...and besides, one of them is a real bone HEAD I hear!

    2. Thanks so much Dan! Yes, an outstanding group of scholars making real contributions to several interrelated fields.

  2. About half of the contributors to the FS have also contributed to ETC. I'm guessing Chuck Hill is also an evangelical scholar.