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:

Show Summary Details


Because making modifications to the original texts of the New Testament was not thought of as something unethical, there is a chance that the New Testament we are familiar with today does not possess the same wordings as the Greek manuscripts. More importance, however, is given to the other features of the Canonical Edition than to the exact text wordings. While these features can be observed in new printed editions of the bible, modern contextual criticism is employed to come up with an edition that signifies the editio princeps of the Canonical Edition. As the author believes that the original intent of the texts should be considered for the redactional design, he suggests that several changes, like the ones discussed in this chapter, be integrated in modern versions of the Christian Bible.

Keywords: modifications; Greek manuscripts; wordings; modern contextual criticism; editio princeps; redactional design

Chapter.  1756 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.