Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Dr. Black's homework

The following are websites assigned by Dr. David Black in our Textual Criticism (Greek) class. This class is over my head, but the first article helped.
The Development of the New Testament Text

Here, a remarkable website cataloging for us every reference in the Early Church Fathers to any Scripture. Often the Fathers quote a passage of Scripture earlier than we have copies of that Scripture, so we can get closer to the original text.
Compiled Allusions to the NT in the Ante-Nicene Fathers

Below is our homework for today. We had to translate this passage from 1 Corinthians 9:8-12 in a minuscule manuscript, noting the textual differences between it and the United Bible Society 4th edition Greek NT and/or the Nestle-Aland 27th edition. Scroll down about 3/4 down the page and see the script we were given.
The Textual Critic's Corner

Major Variant Readings in the NT

I think I've bit off more than I can chew.