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The Early Text of Revelation

Tobias Nicklas

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199566365
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740985 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0013
The Early Text of Revelation

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The chapter deals with questions of the textual transmission of the Book of Revelation. It describes traces of the text’s problematic route into the canon of the New Testament, and gives an overview of its textual situation. After an introduction to J. Schmid’s assessment of the textual history of Revelation, it discusses the problem of quotations of Revelation by early Christian authors and, finally, describes some of the oldest witnesses to the text of Revelation. Finally, it raises several questions regarding Schmid’s theory of Revelation’s textual history.

Keywords: text of Revelation; book of Revelation; textual transmission; textual variants; papyri

Chapter.  6741 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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