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The First Edition of the New Testament
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The First Edition of the New Testament

David Trobisch


This book argues that the New Testament is not the product of a centuries-long process of development. Its history, the author finds, is the history of a book—an all-Greek Christian bible—published as early as the second century AD and intended by its editors to be read as a whole. The author claims that this bible achieved wide circulation and formed the basis of all surviving manuscripts of the New Testament. Redactional frame, editorial concepts, and other such ideas can be found throughout the book as these aid in explaining how editors, publishers, and even readers may have already incorp ... More

Keywords: New Testament, Christian, bible, Greek, second century AD, circulation, manuscripts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195112405
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112405.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Trobisch, author
Bangor Theological Seminary

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