Scribal Habits & Theological
Influences in the Apocalypse
The Singular Readings of Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus & Ephraemi
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No. 218
By Juan Hernandez Jr.
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259 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/8"
$107.50 Paper Original
Juan Hernandez Jr. offers a fresh and comprehensive discussion of the Apocalypse's singular readings in Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, and Ephraemi. Moreover, the singular readings of the Apocalypse are also assessed in light of the work's reception history in the early church.
The author shows that the scribes of these three manuscripts omitted more often than they added to their texts, were prone to harmonizing, and that at least one scribe made significant theological changes to the fourth century text of the Apocalypse.
Hernandez also attempts to integrate the findings of the most recent text-critical research of the Apocalypse with studies of its reception history in the early church. His book takes seriously the claim that some scribes were making changes to the text of the Apocalypse for theological reasons.
Chapter 1: Prolegomena to the Study of the Greek Text of the Apocalypse
Chapter 2: A History of Research of the Greek Text of the Apocalypse
Chapter 3: The Singular Readings of the Apocalypse in Codex Sinaiticus
Chapter 4: The Singular Readings of the Apocalypse in Codex Alexandrinus
Chapter 5: The Singular Readings of the Apocalypse in Codex Ephraemi
Chapter 6: Theological Concerns over the Interpretation of the Apocalypse
Chapter 7: Conclusion
Appendix 1: The Singular Readings of the Apocalypse in Codex Sinaiticus
Appendix 2: The Singular Readings of the Apocalypse in Codex Alexandrinus
Appendix 3: The Singular Readings of the Apocalypse in Codex Ephraemi
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