Chapter

Introduction

David Trobisch

in The First Edition of the New Testament

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780195112405
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848898 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112405.003.0001
Introduction

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Today, the Christian bible is like any other book as it is published, distributed, and sold. The New Testament—the second part of the bible made up of 27 writings, which starts with the Gospels and ends with the Revelation of John—has brought about several discussions regarding Jesus of Nazareth or the setting and intentions of the authors of the New Testament and their works. As this book focuses on the “Canonical Edition”, this study concentrates on a time when editors, publishers, and those involved in book sales may have made modifications that resulted in the edition of the New Testament that we are familiar with today. Historical sources used here include indirect evidence, direct evidence, and the redactional structure of the New Testament.

Keywords: Christian bible; New Testament; Canonical Edition; indirect evidence; direct evidence; redactional frame

Chapter.  1685 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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