These three volumes represent some of the important text-critical research of the twentieth century. Covering a variety of topics from methodology in determining the value of miniscule manuscripts and determining textual relationships to the textual history of a Pauline epistle, these three volumes are important and essential reading to all those interested in textual criticism, whether student, scholar, or informed layperson.
Founded by Kirsopp and Silva Lake, Studies and Documents is a monograph series devoted to basic research in the manuscript tradition of the New Testament. It promotes the publication of primary sources and critical studies that advance the understanding of the history and transmission of the text of the New Testament. Chiefly concerned with paleography, codicology, and textual criticism, the series seeks to illumine the way in which Western culture has preserved and appropriated a major element of its literary legacy.
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We are thankful that such a careful and revealing study as this is being done on the minuscules. Wisse’s work is properly giving these minuscules some deserved attention, along with the early papyri and uncials.
—D. P. Kuske, Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly, 1983
Hurtado is always cautious not to advance beyond his information, clearly distinguishing between factual conclusions and theoretical observations. . . . [His] work is a welcome addition to this important series.
—Carroll D. Osburn, Journal of Biblical Literature, 1983
This is the first monograph-length study of the ending of the Roman letter and is “must” reading for scholars studying or teaching the epistle.
—Larry W. Hurtado, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1978