Outlines of Textual Criticism Applied to the New Testament

Outlines of Textual Criticism Applied to the New Testament

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...deal of it belongs to the third and early fourth. The question next arises, Is it possible, with this amount of actually dated evidence, to construct a history of the text, at any rate in broad outline? Can we gain some general notions of the direction, so to speak, in which the text was modified? If we could fix but a few clear landmarks, we might be able to assign to any particular Text, of otherwise unknown date, its historical place in the series with some degree of probability. We must now therefore turn our attention to the characteristics of the different Texts presented by these various authorities, and see what phenomena they exhibit. 2. MSS., though independent of each other, are marked off by general features into groups. The first and most obvious feature is, that scarcely any two known MSS. show anything like complete verbal agreement. There are the few cases mentioned on p. 14 above. But the much-talked-of unanimity of the late, is just as imaginary as that of the early, authorities: that is, in any strict sense of the word. On the other hand, there may be noticed certain marked features which, in the judgment of all critics, are a sufficient ground for separating the existing authorities into tolerably well-defined groups; though not so minute as to exclude individual variations in the case of each separate MS. These special features are: --a. Peculiarities of spelling: e.g. such forms as typTfropai, dn-iXij/iar, &c.; v preserved unassimilated in words compounded with prepositions, as owfrrew, o-ivvyos, &c.; v etpekKvorucov, and the final s of ovras, &c., preserved before consonants. The aspirate substituted for the tenuis in such cases as?pi8e, ef eXm'St, dpe nifrvres, K.t.x. Such forms as rcaacpaKovra, 6c6pevav, ...show more

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  • 9781236550446