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The Early Versions of the New Testament : Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations - Bruce M. Metzger

The Early Versions of the New Testament

Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations

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This study describes all the versions of the New Testament made before A.D. 1000, providing an account of the scholarly investigation, textual analysis and progress of research on each version.

Abbreviationsp. xvii
The Early Eastern Versions of the New Testament
The Syriac Versionsp. 3
The Introduction of Christianity Into Syria and the Translation of the New Testamentp. 4
The Diatessaron of Tatianp. 10
Witnesses to Tatian's Diatessaronp. 10
Diatessaric Problems and Researchp. 25
The Old Syriac Versionp. 36
Witnesses to the Old Syriac Versionp. 36
Characteristics of the Old Syriac Versionp. 39
Problems relating to the Old Syriac Versionp. 45
The Peshitta Syriac Versionp. 48
Noteworthy Manuscripts of the Peshitta New Testamentp. 48
Noteworthy Printed Editions of the Peshitta New Testamentp. 52
Problems concerning the Date and Textual Affinities of the Peshitta New Testamentp. 56
The Philoxenian and/or Harclean Syriac Version(s)p. 63
The Nature of the Problemp. 63
The Philoxenian Versionp. 65
The Harclean Versionp. 68
Harclean Passiontide Harmoniesp. 74
The Palestinian Syriac Versionp. 75
The Origin of the Versionp. 75
Noteworthy Manuscripts and Editions of the Palestinian Syriac Versionp. 78
Characteristics of the Palestinian Syriac Versionp. 80
Limitations of Syriac in Representing Greekp. 83
The Coptic Versionsp. 99
The Introduction of Christianity Into Egypt and the Translation of the New Testamentp. 99
Early Manuscripts of the Coptic Versionsp. 108
The Sahidic Versionp. 109
The Achmimic Versionp. 114
The Sub-Achmimic Versionp. 115
The Middle-Egyptian Versionp. 117
The Fayyumic Versionp. 120
The Bohairic Versionp. 121
The Date and Mutual Relationship of the Coptic Versionsp. 125
Textual Affinities of the Coptic Versionsp. 133
Limitations of Coptic (Sahidic) In Representing Greekp. 141
The Armenian Versionp. 153
The Introduction of Christianity Into Armenia and the Translation of the New Testamentp. 153
Early Manuscripts of the Armenian Versionp. 157
Noteworthy Features of the Armenian Versionp. 161
The Base of the Armenian Versionp. 164
Textual Affinities of the Armenian Versionp. 165
Limitations of Armenian in Representing Greekp. 171
The Georgian Versionp. 182
The Introduction of Christianity Into Georgia and the Translation of the New Testamentp. 182
Early Manuscripts of the Georgian Versionp. 186
The Base of the Georgian Versionp. 190
Textual Affinities of the Georgian Versionp. 194
The Revised Georgian Versionp. 196
Limitations of Georgian In Representing Greekp. 199
The Ethiopic Versionp. 215
The Introduction of Christianity Into Ethiopia and the Translation of the New Testamentp. 215
Early Manuscripts of the Ethiopic Versionp. 223
Printed Editions of the Ethiopic New Testamentp. 228
Textual Affinities of the Ethiopic Versionp. 232
The Gospelsp. 232
The Acts of the Apostlesp. 234
The Pauline Epistlesp. 236
The Catholic Epistlesp. 236
The Book of Revelationp. 236
The Question of Syriac Influencep. 238
Limitations of Ethiopic in Representing Greekp. 240
Minor Eastern Versionsp. 257
The Arabic Versionsp. 257
The Origin of the Arabic Versionsp. 257
The Variety of Arabic Versionsp. 260
Early Manuscripts of the Arabic Versionsp. 261
Early Printed Editions of the Arabic Versionsp. 265
Textual Affinities of Early Arabic Manuscriptsp. 267
The Nubian Versionp. 268
The Persian Versionp. 274
The Sogdian Versionp. 279
The Caucasian Albanian Versionp. 282
The Early Western Versions of the New Testament
The Latin Versionsp. 285
The Old Latin Versionsp. 285
The Origin of the Old Latin Versionsp. 285
Manuscripts of the Old Latin Versionsp. 293
Editions of the Old Latin Versionsp. 319
Linguistic and Textual Characteristics of the Old Latin Versionsp. 322
The Vulgatep. 330
Jerome's Early Training and Commission by Pope Damasusp. 330
Noteworthy Manuscripts of the Vulgatep. 334
Noteworthy Printed Editions of the Vulgatep. 348
Problems concerning Jerome's Work as Reviserp. 352
Limitations of Latin in Representing Greekp. 362
The Gothic Versionp. 375
The Introduction of Christianity Among the Goths and the Translation of the New Testamentp. 375
The Gothic Manuscripts of the New Testamentp. 376
Characteristics of the Gothic Versionp. 382
Textual Affinities of the Gothic Versionp. 384
Limitations of Gothic in Representing Greekp. 388
The Old Church Slavonic Versionp. 394
The Introduction of Christianity Among the Slavs and the Translation of the New Testamentp. 394
Manuscripts of the Old Church Slavonic Versionp. 404
Survey of Research on the Old Church Slavonic Versionp. 413
The Present State of Research on the Old Church Slavonic Versionp. 426
Limitations of Old Church Slavonic in Representing Greekp. 431
Minor Western Versionsp. 443
The Anglo-Saxon Versionp. 443
The Introduction of Christianity into Britain and the Translation of the New Testamentp. 443
Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts of the Gospelsp. 448
Noteworthy Editions of the Anglo-Saxon Gospelsp. 452
Characteristics and Textual Affinities of the Anglo-Saxon Versionp. 453
The Old High German Versionsp. 455
The Monsee Fragmentsp. 456
The German Tatianp. 457
Otfrid's Liber Evangeliorump. 458
The Old Saxon (Old Low German) Versionp. 459
Appendix
Addenda to the Check-list of Old Latin Manuscripts of the New Testamentp. 461
Indexes
Names and Subjectsp. 465
Versional Manuscripts of the New Testamentp. 485
Passages of the New Testamentp. 492
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ISBN: 9780198261704
ISBN-10: 0198261705
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 514
Published: 6th October 1977
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.5  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.71