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The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations

Bruce M. Metzger


This book deals with the origin and transmission of all the translations of the New Testament made before about AD 1000, setting them in the historical context of the expansion of Christianity. For each a list is given of the earliest surviving manuscripts and of noteworthy printed editions, and an account follows of the history of the scholarly investigation and textual analysis of that version. An important feature of the book is the series of discussions of the characteristics of the languages concerned and their bearing on attempts to recover from the versions the readings of the underlyin ... More

Keywords: origin of translations, transmission of translations, New Testament, Christianity, Greek manuscripts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1977 Print ISBN-13: 9780198261704
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce M. Metzger, author