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Papyrus Bodmer III: An Early Coptic Version of the Gospel of John and Genesis 1Ė4:2
Sharp, Daniel B.

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016 pp. ix + 461. $210.00

Series Information
Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen Textforschung, 48

Description: This volume presents a completely new transcription of P. Bodmer III, an ancient Coptic version of the book of Genesis and the Gospel of John that stands as an important witness to both the early Coptic and Greek traditions. For the first time, the transcription can be viewed side by side with digital images of the extant text. Over 100 corrections to Kasser's 1958 transcription make this work a crucial tool for serious New Testament scholars.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Genesis, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Textual Criticism

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Review by Anne Boudíhors
Published 1/23/2020
Citation: Anne Boudíhors, review of Daniel B. Sharp, Papyrus Bodmer III: An Early Coptic Version of the Gospel of John and Genesis 1Ė4:2, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2020).

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