By the inestimable Larry Hurtado.
Back in July, I noted the publication of a multi-author work that collectively addresses the many issues and bodies of evidence pertaining to the earliest state of the text of NT writings: The Early Text of the New Testament, eds. C. E. Hill & M. J. Kruger (Oxford University Press, 2012). The link to Mike Kruger’s announcement of the volume, which gives the table of contents, is here. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve taken the time to work through the volume (21 contributions, and over 400 pp.), and I have to underscore how impressed I am with it. In the following comments, I highlight contributions that I found particularly valuable. (In a previous posting, here, I referred to my own contribution: “Manuscripts and the Sociology of Early Christian Reading,” 49-62.)
And much more – which I’m positive you’ll enjoy.