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A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Online publication date: August 2011
  • Print publication year: 2010
  • First published in: 1961
  • Online ISBN: 9780511706660
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511706660
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Frederick Henry Scrivener's 1861 introduction to the textual history of the New Testament marks a key moment in the history of biblical studies. The author, a renowned biblical scholar and textual critic of his time, focuses on the central areas of his research field. These include the Greek New Testament manuscripts and their general character, early printed and later critical editions, ancient versions of the New Testament in various languages and the linguistic features of New Testament Greek. In addition, he discusses editorial principles and practice and the differing approaches that had recently been adopted, and gives examples of their application to actual New Testament passages. Originally intended for readers with no previous knowledge of this subject, and carefully organised so as to be accessible to them, the book is still of interest to upper-level students and to historians of the discipline.

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