Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption and Restoration

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Luke Ture | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 25 2014 7:24 PM

by Bruce Metzger and Bart Ehrman

Oxford University Press

Please?

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 26 2014 5:27 AM

Yes

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 26 2014 5:29 AM

Yes

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 26 2014 5:41 AM

Luke Ture:

by Bruce Metzger and Bart Ehrman

Oxford University Press

4th edition, please. Yes.

-Donnie

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 26 2014 11:07 AM

Right.

Donnie Hale:

Luke Ture:

by Bruce Metzger and Bart Ehrman

Oxford University Press

4th edition, please. Yes.

-Donnie

mm.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 28 2014 5:51 PM

Yes

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 2 2018 2:37 PM

Bump.

Also, his The Text of the New Testament.

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Peter Lever | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 26 2018 12:25 AM

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Andrew Loney | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 16 2019 5:07 PM

Another vote for Metzger & Ehrman's The Text of the New Testament: Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 19 2019 7:22 PM

Somebody has already created a UserVoice post for this. You can vote for it here: https://suggestbooks.uservoice.com/forums/308269-book-suggestions/suggestions/32758243-the-text-of-the-new-testament-its-transmission-c

But I will also add my amen to this post.

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Puddin’ | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2019 12:28 AM

May I ask, very sincerely, what would be the advantage of possessing this work?  I thought it was quite dated & considering Ehrman’s trajectory it seems that he no longer believes his own data in this work...or am I seriously misinformed?  

If my understanding is off base then I will acquire this work immediately!  

A pastor friend‘s Father worked w. Metzger for a time on the DSS.  I really respect Metzger’s works...just don’t want to spring for this if it’s considered archaic in the field of Textual Criticism.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2019 4:41 AM

Puddin’:

 I really respect Metzger’s works...just don’t want to spring for this if it’s considered archaic in the field of Textual Criticism.

And that is the BIG question in Textual Criticism: are they right today or were they correct yesterday or have they not yet found the truth?

Remember that they only make money [[sell new books]] if they state that yesterday's work was incorrect and here is [[today's]] 'truth'.  (to be refuted by the next newest and most accurate book written next year)  

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2019 7:44 AM

Puddin’:

May I ask, very sincerely, what would be the advantage of possessing this work?  I thought it was quite dated & considering Ehrman’s trajectory it seems that he no longer believes his own data in this work...or am I seriously misinformed?  

It's a valid question. Just to illustrate, you could buy a similar volume by Kirsopp Lake in the early 1900s, following the early dicoveries of both koine fragments, and Biblical mss's. You could buy another early 1900s from Westcott that attempted to explain a major shift in mss choices. Or you could move forward and examine Aland's logic (the 'A' in NA which is presently at NA28). His is also quite dated. Or even last year, the new shake-and-bake approach that people are exercising their eyebrows on.

Or, you could wait, and see even more. All of the above have good observations, and are still sold. The Metzger one is probably the most stable, and encompassing.

BTW, Ehrman trajected earlier than this volume. But Ehrman is a recognized authority, especially on 2nd century.


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Puddin’ | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2019 10:11 PM

Good points Denise.  If you’re referring to the CBGM (think Peter Gurry) which is currently producing NTG critical texts, then this is a point I have indeed considered.  In a similar vein, one of the things that drives me batty is how many ministers still appeal to Thayer, who, of course, was before Oxyrhincus.

Hey, since you mentioned NA28, I recently aquired UBS-5 w. Critical Apparatus.  It is quickly becoming my go-to...love it! 

But, you do make good points.  And, I do still see this work cf. in many journal papers and exegetical works...so, my wife can thank you for talking me into buying this work (after it hits our account of course 😳).   

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