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Zeugen der Auferstehungsberichte
Kreinecker, Christina M.

Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008 pp. xi+274. $155.00

Series Information
Arbeiten zur Neutestamentlichen Textforschung, 39


Description: The present volume is devoted to the Coptic tradition of New Testament accounts of the Resurrection (Mt 28,1-8; Mk 16,1-8; Lk 24,1-12; Joh 20,1-10 together with the oldest witness to the Resurrection in 1Cor 15,3-5). In it, a comprehensive text-critical apparatus includes nearly all Sahidic manuscripts at present available, most of them unedited, and the textual variants are presented, provided with a commentary and divided into groups. A second stage contrasts and compares the propositions in the Greek and Coptic texts to discover syntactic differences between them and comment on these; here, dependency grammar is applied to the Coptic language for the first time. Particular attention is paid here to the rendering of Greek verbs in Coptic. It is the aim of this volume to present the Coptic versions of the Resurrection accounts on a scale hitherto unmatched, and apart from establishing textual variants within the Coptic texts to identify those syntactic differences from the Greek texts which cannot simply be traced back to the translation process.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine Literature, John, Pauline Epistles, 1 Corinthians, Literature

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Review by James M. Leonard
Published 6/1/2010
Citation: James M. Leonard, review of Christina M. Kreinecker, Zeugen der Auferstehungsberichte, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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