Anyone read this book? Thoughts?

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Matthew | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 2 2017 9:39 AM

This is on sale for the book of February and I was just wondering what those of you who own of it have to say about it. Obviously it is dated and must be used alongside more modern works, but Nestle is a big name, and it appears to be a big book (~1,300 pages).

https://www.logos.com/product/6424/introduction-to-the-textual-criticism-of-the-greek-new-testament

EDIT: According to the sample pages from the print edition, the final section to this book is an index that starts on page 350. Either it is a VERY long index or the page count Faithlife listed on the product page is much higher than it should be. 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2017 11:08 AM

Matthew:

Found page numbers 1 through 342 in resource. Index I, Index II, and Plates do not have page numbers.

Matthew:
... it appears to be a big book (~1,300 pages).

Appears page count on product page needs revision as cursor location in scroll bar for page 342 is relatively close to the end.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2017 12:05 PM

Matthew:
This is on sale for the book of February and I was just wondering what those of you who own of it have to say about it.

As you pointed out, it is certainly dated (1901) and the page count mistake has already been addressed. Although okay, I would not recommend that this be the first textual criticism book one owns as there are more up to date ones like Lexham's own Textual Criticism of the Bible https://www.logos.com/product/37518/lexham-methods-series-textual-criticism-of-the-bible or the one I was introduced to in College which is a bit older (1974) - Encountering New Testament Manuscripts https://www.logos.com/product/7487/encountering-new-testament-manuscripts and there are many other up to date ones offered by Logos.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2017 11:36 PM

In my experience after reading this book https://www.logos.com/product/2971/a-students-guide-to-textual-criticism-of-the-bible I felt first time that I understand something about this subject 

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Matthew | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I already have the other books that were mentioned and thoroughly enjoyed reading them. The main thing about this book that caught my eye was the supposed length of almost 1300 pages. I figured what it lacked due to age it might make up for in its depth. Since the page count now appears to be nowhere near what Faithlife had listed, I will save my money towards something else. 

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