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How We Got the New Testament Text, Transmission, Translation

A recognized expert in New Testament Greek offers a historical understanding of the writing, transmission, and translation of the New Testament and provides cutting-edge insights into how we got the New Testament in its ancient Greek and modern English forms. In part responding to those who question the New Testament’s reliability, Stanley Porter rigorously defends the traditional goals of textual criticism: to establish the original text. He reveals fascinating details about the earliest New Testament manuscripts and shows that the textual evidence supports an early date for the New Testament’s formation. He also explores the vital role translation plays in biblical understanding and evaluates various translation theories. The book offers a student-level summary of a vast amount of historical and textual information. ~ Product Description

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
  • 1. The Text of the New Testament
    • Introduction
    • Is There a Text of the Greek New Testament? Or, What Is the
    • Goal of Textual Criticism?
    • The History of the Printed Greek Text of the New Testament
    • Bart Ehrman and Misquoting Jesus
    • Eclectic or Single Manuscript?
    • Conclusion
  • 2. The Transmission of the New Testament
    • Introduction
    • The Manuscripts of the Greek New Testament
    • A Reconstructed History of the Transmission of the Greek
    • New Testament before the Major Codexes
    • The Major Codexes
    • Minuscules and Lectionaries
    • A Proposal regarding Textual Transmission of the Greek
    • New Testament
    • Conclusion
  • 3. The Translation of the New Testament
    • Introduction
    • The History of Translation of the New Testament
    • Major Issues in Translation of the New Testament
    • Conclusion
    • Conclusion
    • Indexes