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The Text of Marcionís Gospel
Roth, Dieter T.

Leiden: Brill, 2015 pp. ix + 492. $220.00

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New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents, 49


Description: In The Text of Marcionís Gospel, Dieter T. Roth offers a new, critical reconstruction of Marcionís Gospel including various levels of certainty for readings in this Gospel text. An extensive history of research, overview of both attested and unattested verses in the various sources, and methodological considerations related, in particular, to understanding the citation customs of the sources set the stage for a comprehensive analysis of all relevant data concerning Marcionís Gospel. On the basis of this new reconstruction significant issues in the study of early Christianity, including the relationship between Marcionís Gospel and Luke and the place of Marcion in the history of the canon and the formation of the fourfold Gospel, can be considered anew.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, New Testament Apocrypha, Gospels, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Textual Criticism, Source Criticism

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Review by Hugh Houghton
Published 4/6/2017
Citation: Hugh Houghton, review of Dieter T. Roth, The Text of Marcionís Gospel, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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