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Liturgy and the Living Text of the New Testament


Papers from the Tenth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament


Edited by H. A. G. Houghton
The textual history of the New Testament is a dynamic tradition, reflecting differing readings, interpretations and uses of its canonical writings. These contributions represent original research by an international range of scholars, first presented at the Tenth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament.
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0748-9
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Publication Date: Jun 29,2018
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 319
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0748-9
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The textual history of the New Testament is a dynamic tradition, reflecting differing readings, interpretations and uses of its canonical writings. Twenty years after the publication of D.C. Parker’s celebrated volume The Living Text of the Gospels, the papers in this collection provide further insight into the lives of the New Testament text. One especially important focus for the New Testament as “living text” is its use in Christian worship: individual chapters examine the importance of liturgical manuscripts in Coptic and Greek traditions, alongside consideration of broader themes related to the lectionary text. Several famous biblical passages are the subject of extended treatment, including the Pericope Adulterae, Jesus’ teaching on the Temple in Mark, and the Lukan genealogy. The contributions represent original research by an international range of scholars, first presented at the Tenth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament.

"Thought-provoking, high-quality discussion …. All of the writers in this 2017 volume are experts in their particular field" - JENNY READ-HEIMERDINGER, University of Wales Trinity Saint David in the Journal of Theological Studies, NS, Vol. 0, Pt 0, 2020

The textual history of the New Testament is a dynamic tradition, reflecting differing readings, interpretations and uses of its canonical writings. Twenty years after the publication of D.C. Parker’s celebrated volume The Living Text of the Gospels, the papers in this collection provide further insight into the lives of the New Testament text. One especially important focus for the New Testament as “living text” is its use in Christian worship: individual chapters examine the importance of liturgical manuscripts in Coptic and Greek traditions, alongside consideration of broader themes related to the lectionary text. Several famous biblical passages are the subject of extended treatment, including the Pericope Adulterae, Jesus’ teaching on the Temple in Mark, and the Lukan genealogy. The contributions represent original research by an international range of scholars, first presented at the Tenth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament.

"Thought-provoking, high-quality discussion …. All of the writers in this 2017 volume are experts in their particular field" - JENNY READ-HEIMERDINGER, University of Wales Trinity Saint David in the Journal of Theological Studies, NS, Vol. 0, Pt 0, 2020

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Contributor Biography

H. A. G. Houghton

H.A.G. Houghton is Professor of New Testament Textual Scholarship and Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham. He is currently principal investigator of the CATENA project and co-investigator of the Codex Zacynthius project, as well as serving as executive editor of the Pauline Epistles for the International Greek New Testament Project.

Tommy Wasserman

Jeff Cate

Thomas O'Loughlin

Pete Lorenz

Gregory Paulson

Teunis van Lopik

Samuel Gibson

Samuel Gibson is a minister in the Church of England and holds degrees from Birmingham and Oxford. He is particularly interested in the relationships between textual criticism, liturgy and theology.

Matthias Schulz

Theodora Panella

Hans Förster

David Parker

D.C. Parker recently retiured as Professor of Digital Philology at the University of Birmingham. He was one of the founding directors of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing and principal investigator of the Codex Zacynthius project. He has published extensively on manuscripts of the New Testament and has been responsible for numerous ground-breaking electronic editions.

Table of Contents (v)
List of Contributors (vii)
List of Abbreviations (xi)
Introduction (xiii)

1. Was There an Alexandrian Recension of the Living Text? TOMMY WASSERMAN (1)

2. The Living Text of Mark 13:2: Western Witnesses and the Book of Daniel. JEFF CATE (25)

3. One or Two Cups? The Text of Luke 22:17–20 Again. THOMAS O’LOUGHLIN (51)

4. The Lukan Genealogy (Luke 3:23–38) as a Living Text: The Genealogy of Jesus in the Traditions of Codex Bezae and Aphrahat. PETER E. LORENZ (71)

5. A Proposal For a Critical Edition of the Greek New Testament Lectionary. GREGORY S. PAULSON (121)

6. Some Notes on the Pericope Adulterae in Byzantine Liturgy. TEUNIS VAN LOPIK (151)

7. ‘Full of the Holy Spirit and Wisdom’: Variation in Theological Titles in the Greek Lectionary of Acts. SAMUEL GIBSON (177)

8. Is There Evidence For a Lectionary Text in Sahidic Coptic? MATTHIAS H.O. SCHULZ (197)

9. The Influence of the Catenae on the Most Recent Modern Greek New Testament Translation of the Hellenic Bible Society. THEODORA PANELLA (225)

10. From Inner-Jewish Debate to Anti-Jewish Polemic? The Transformation of the Gospel of John within its Textual Transmission. HANS FÖRSTER (245)

11. Inventing New Testaments. D.C. PARKER (269)

Index (287)

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