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Encountering the Manuscripts: An Introduction to New Testament Paleography and Textual Criticism


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Encountering the Manuscripts: An Introduction to New Testament Paleography and Textual Criticism is an exploration of the most significant New Testament manuscripts from the perspective of paleography and textual criticism. Itís a great resource for learning more about the history and preservation of the historic documents on which we base modern translations of the Bible.

Continuing advances in Scriptural knowledge are based on better methods for comparing and analyzing the manuscript texts.

Paleography pertains to the dating of the manuscripts, as well as to the calligraphic features of the manuscripts themselves. Each manuscript has a story to tell; each manuscript gives us a window into the transmission of the New Testament text in the earliest centuries.

Textual criticism pertains to the critical evaluation of the trustworthiness of the text of each manuscript with respect to recovering the original wording of the Greek New Testament. This volume merges the two areas of study by looking at both paleography and textual criticism as we encounter the New Testament manuscripts.

With Encountering the Manuscripts you receive:

  • Annotated lists of all significant Greek manuscripts with dating information
  • An examination of textual variations in the early centuries of the church
  • An exploration of various methods of recovering the original wording of the Greek.

This fascinating content gives a rare insight into the ongoing work of biblical scholars dedicated to bringing more insight from the fragmentary manuscript documents.

This add-on is compatible with PC Study Bible Version 5 libraries. For it to operate, your computer must have a pre-installed Version 5 library. If an existing PC Study Bible program is not installed, a program-only version will be installed to run this add-on content. This add-on will not install or work properly with any pre-installed PC Study Bible program prior to Version 5.

The product photos shown on this page are for illustrative purposes only. All reference works are supplied on CD or via online download.

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