A Student's Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible

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    Paul D. Wegner "A Student's Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible: Its History, Methods and Results".

    I find now this book in compressed HTML (chm) format. Link: [LINK DELETED PENDING INVESTIGATION OF LEGALITY]

    A Student's Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible presents, in plain language and with ample illustration, an overview of the history and methods, aims and results of textual criticism. In the process, the readers gain an appreciation for the vast work that has been accomplished in preserving the text of Scripture and find a renewed confidence in its reliability.


    Content:

    Abbreviations
    Preface
    PART I Introductory Material
    1 Introduction to Textual Criticism
    1.1 Definition of Textual Criticism
    1.2 Importance of Textual Criticism
    1.3 Differences Between Old Testament and New Testament Textual Criticism
    1.3.1 Old Testament Transmissional History
    1.3.2 Different Starting Points
    1.4 Goal of Textual Criticism
    1.4.1 Goal of Old Testament Textual Criticism
    1.4.2 Goal of New Testament Textual Criticism
    Further Reading
    2 Transmissional Errors Occurring in the Bible
    2.1 Unintentional Changes
    2.1.1 Mistaken letters
    2.1.2 Homophony
    2.1.3 Haplography
    2.1.4 Dittography
    2.1.5 Metathesis
    2.1.6 Fusion
    2.1.7 Fission
    2.1.8 Homoioteleuton and Homoioarkton
    2.1.9 Other Omissions or Additions
    2.2 Intentional Changes
    2.2.1 Changes in Spelling or Grammar
    2.2.2 Clearing Up Other Difficulties
    2.2.3 Harmonization
    2.2.4 Euphemistic Changes
    2.2.5 Theological Changes
    2.2.6 Additions and Glosses
    Further Reading
    3 Transmission of the Biblical Texts
    3.1 The Old Testament Text
    3.1.1 The Old Testament Text Prior to 400 B.C.
    3.1.2 The Old Testament Text 400 B.C. to A.D. 100
    3.1.3 The Old Testament Text from About A.D. 100 to 500
    3.1.4 The Old Testament Text from About A.D. 500 to 1000
    3.1.5 The Hebrew Text After A.D. 1000
    3.2 The New Testament Text
    3.2.1 The New Testament Text Prior to A.D. 100
    3.2.2 The New Testament Text After A.D. 100
    3.2.3 The Transmission Process
    Further Reading
    PART II Old Testament Textual Criticism
    4 A Brief History of Old Testament Textual Criticism
    4.1 Dead Sea Scrolls
    4.2 Septuagint (LXX)
    4.3 A Unified Text by the First Century A.D.
    4.4 Origen’s Hexapla
    4.5 Latin Vulgate
    4.6 Masoretes
    4.7 Printed Hebrew Bibles
    4.8 Polyglot Bibles
    4.9 Hebrew Editions with Textual Apparatuses
    4.10 Diplomatic Editions
    4.11 Present State of Old Testament Textual Criticism
    Further Reading
    Excursus 1: Modern Diplomatic Editions of the HebrewBible
    Further Reading
    5 Determining the Most Plausible Original Reading
    5.1 Where Do We Start?
    5.2 Collecting the Evidence
    5.3 Evaluating the Internal and External Evidence
    5.4 Determining the Most Plausible Original Reading
    5.5 Specific Examples
    Further Reading
    6 Getting to Know the Sources of Old Testament Textual Criticism
    6.1 Primary Sources (Hebrew Texts)
    Further Reading
    6.2.1 Samaritan Pentateuch (SP)
    Further Reading
    PART III New Testament Textual Criticism
    7 A Brief History of New Testament Textual Criticism
    7.1 Irenaeus
    7.2 Origen of Alexandria/Caesarea
    7.3 Jerome
    7.4 Erasmus of Rotterdam
    7.5 Brian Walton
    7.6 Other Greek Texts
    7.7 Johann Bengel
    7.8 Johann Jakob Griesbach
    7.9 Karl Lachmann
    7.10 Constantin von Tischendorf
    7.11 Brooke F. Westcott and Fenton J. A. Hort
    7.12 Present State of New Testament Textual Criticism
    Further Reading
    Excursus 2: Modern Eclectic Editions of the Greek Bible
    8 Determining the Most Plausible Reading
    8.1 Where Do We Start?
    8.2 Collecting the Evidence
    8.3 Evaluating the Evidence
    8.4 Specific Examples
    8.5 When Should I Use Textual Criticism?
    Further Reading
    9 Getting to Know the Sources of New Testament Textual Criticism
    9.1 Biblical Papyri
    9.2 Important Uncials
    9.3 Minuscule Manuscripts
    Further Reading
    PART IV Additional Ancient Versions for Old and New TestamentTextual Criticism
    10 Examining the Ancient Versions
    10.1 Early Eastern Versions of the Bible
    10.2 Early Western Versions of the Bible
    Conclusion
    Glossary
     
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    Is this legal?
    The copyright for Wegner's book is 2006!

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