Chapter

The Editorial Concept

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/9780195112405.003.0003
The Editorial Concept

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An anthology's final redaction would always indicate a particular editorial concept. Editors would want the readers to reflect on the particular clues provided within a redactional structure, although the meanings construed may or may not be fixed within the traditional material. As each book of the New Testament entails a title and information about the author, in this chapter the author attempts to illustrate the Canonical Edition's editorial concept through using the following perspectives: examining redaction signals from the reader's viewpoint, analysing the macrostructure used to serve as a guide to the readers, and through looking into the perspective of the traditional material. Also, the chapter also takes on what is meant by the “New Testament” and how this possesses both combining and distinguishing functions.

Keywords: final redaction; redactional frame; editorial concept; reader; macrostructure; traditional material; New Testament

Chapter.  11953 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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