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The Textual History of the Greek New Testament: Changing Views in Contemporary Research
Wachtel, Klaus and Michael W. Holmes, editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011 pp. viii + 226. $34.95

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Description: This collection of essays by respected scholars represents the state of the art of textual criticism as applied to the New Testament. Addressing core topics such as the causes and forms of variation, contamination and coherence, and the goals and the canons of textual criticism, it presents a first-class overview of traditional and innovative methodologies as they are applied to reconstructing the initial wording of the New Testament writings. In this context, the new Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM) is introduced and discussed extensively. Integrating established approaches and procedures, the CBGM features a new category of external evidence: genealogical coherence of witnesses.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Textual Criticism

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Review by Jean-François Racine
Published 8/1/2012
Citation: Jean-François Racine, review of Klaus Wachtel and Michael W. Holmes, eds., The Textual History of the Greek New Testament: Changing Views in Contemporary Research, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


Review by James Leonard
Published 12/21/2012
Citation: James Leonard, review of Klaus Wachtel and Michael W. Holmes, eds., The Textual History of the Greek New Testament: Changing Views in Contemporary Research, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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