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A Note to the Readers of the Canonical Edition

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/9780195112405.003.0004
A Note to the Readers of the Canonical Edition

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Editors are not supposed to hide their identities in order to address readers' concerns through making use of prefaces, appendices, commentaries, and other such remarks that entail redaction, which the author collectively refers to here as editorial notes to the reader. As we may have already observed, such an editorial note is shown in Jn 21. The author, in this chapter, asserts that Jn 21 may have gotten reference not just from John's Gospel but possibly also from the Four-Gospel Book. Apart from examining the relative chronology and the arrangement of the Gospels, we also consider how the Book of Acts, 2 Timothy, and 2 Peter may also reveal implications of the editorial concept attributed to the final redaction of this edition.

Keywords: editorial notes; preface; appendices; commentaries; Jn 21; Gospel of John; Book of Acts; 2 Timothy; 2 Peter; Four-Gospel Book

Chapter.  7053 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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