The Earliest Gospels brings together the latest research on the origins of the gospels and their transmission, by many of the leading international New Testament scholars. It also provides the only guide to one of the most important primary sources in New Testament scholarship, the Chester Beatty Codex P45.
Contributors include Martin Hengel, Graham Stanton, James Robinson, Barbara Aland, Larry Hurtado, William Petersen, Sean Freyne, Harry Gamble, Martin McNamara, and J. K. Elliott.
Part 1 examines the general contextual background to the gospels: an introduction to the gospel genre, literacy among early Christians, and all that is known about the origins and transmission of the gospels.
Part 2 focuses on the significance of P45, its place as the earliest Christian gospel-book, its unique readings, the earliest extant version of the gospel of Mark, and how the manuscript was found piece by piece by an American collector.
Mention - International Review of Biblical Studies, Vol. 51:2004/05--Sanford Lakoff 'This is a worthwhile collection, useful also because in it authors such as Hengel, Gamble, Stanton and Petersen summarize in a single article arguments that they have laid out at much greater length.' P.J. Williams, Themelios, 32/1--Sanford Lakoff "Themelios "
Series: Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement S.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.8 x 23.0 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition