The First Edition of the New Testament

The First Edition of the New Testament

by David Trobisch

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The First Edition of the New Testament is a groundbreaking book that argues that the New Testament is not the product of a centuries-long process of development. Its history, David Trobisch finds, is the history of a book—an all Greek Christian bible—published as early as the second century C.E. and intended by its editors to be read as a whole. Trobisch claims that this bible achieved wide circulation and formed the basis of all surviving manuscripts of the New Testament.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195112405
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Trobisch is internationally recognized for his work on the letters of Paul, the formation of the Christian Bible, and Biblical manuscripts.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction
Historical Sources
Thesis and Outline

2. Evidence for a Final Redaction
What Does ''Final Redaction'' Mean?
The Notation of the Nomina Sacra
The Use of the Codex Form
Arrangement and Number of Writings in the Manuscripts
The Titles of the Writings
The Title of the Canonical Edition

3. The Editorial Concept
Three Perspectives: Reader, Macrostructure, Traditional Material
Implied Authorship
The Selection of Authors
The Title of the Edition
Nomina Sacra

4. A Note to the Readers of the Canonical Edition
Acts of the Apostles
2 Timothy
2 Peter
Gospel According to John

5. Outlook
Modern Editions
The Readership of the Canonical Edition

Index of Manuscripts and Ancient Sources

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