In its first 2017 issue (currently behind the society membership paywall), the has a version of Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society Daniel Wallace’s presidential address from the 2016 annual Evangelical Theological Society meeting: “Medieval Manuscripts and Modern Evangelicals: Lessons from the Past, Guidance for the Future” (5–34). Per the abstract, the essay focuses on
paratextual and codicological material in medieval Greek NT manuscripts … that have been largely neglected by evangelicals. Five such features are touched on in this article: (1) the growing canon consciousness and emergence of the codex and their interrelationship; (2) subscriptions (scribal notes at the end of NT books, often reflecting very early traditions) and colophons (blessing, supplication, or mild complaint by a scribe at the end of his codex); (3) the significant but essentially ignored role of female scribes through the centuries; (4) the part that paratextual features in these MSS played in helping scribes to memorize scripture; and (5) the visual priority given to Scripture over tradition in MSS with commentaries.
The article has a substantial and interesting discussion of each of these points, as well as some helpful additional discussion and bibliography in several of the footnotes.
New manuscripts digitized by the
Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) have just been added to our searchable collection. These include 10 new manuscripts from the National Library of Greece in Athens, the site of our ongoing digitization project for 2015–16.
For details about each of the manuscripts, see
Dan Wallace’s post and CSNTM’s website. Image via Wikipedia
The latest issue of the
arrived in yesterday’s mail and includes the following: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society Paul House, “Investing in the Ruins: Jeremiah and Theological Vocation” Daniel Block, “‘What Do These Stones Mean?’: The Riddle of Deuteronomy 27” Paul Tanner, “The Cost of Discipleship: Losing One’s Life for Jesus’ Sake” Greg Rhodea, “Did Matthew Conceive a Virgin?: Isaiah 7:14 and the Birth of Jesus” Daniel Wallace, “Sharp’s Rule Revisited: A Response to Stanley Porter” Stanley Porter, “Granville Sharp’s Rule: A Response to Daniel Wallace, Or Why a Critical Book Review Should Be Left Alone” Daniel Wallace, “Granville Sharp’s Rule: A Rejoinder to Stan Porter” Walter Schultz, “Jonathan Edwards’s Concept of an Original Ultimate End” Shawn Bawulski, “Reconciliationism, a Better View of Hell: Reconciliationism and Eternal Punishment”
The latest reviews from the
include: Review of Biblical Literature Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies Moshe Bar-Asher and Devorah Dimant, eds., , reviewed by George Brooke Meghillot [Hebrew]: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls, VIII-IX Abigail Pelham, , reviewed by Norman Habel Contested Creations in the Book of Job: The-World-as-It-Ought- and-Ought-Not-to-Be Beat Weber, , reviewed by Mark Elliott Werkbuch Psalmen III: Theologie und Spiritualität des Psalters und seiner Psalmen Ina Willi-Plein, , reviewed by Wolfgang Zwickel Das Buch Genesis: Kapitel 12-50 New Testament and Cognate Studies Radcliffe G. Edmonds III, ed., , reviewed by Timothy Pettipiece The “Orphic” Gold Tablets and Greek Religion: Further along the Path Craig A. Evans, ed., , reviewed by Judith Lieu The World of Jesus and the Early Church: Identity and Interpretation in the Early Communities of Faith Jonathan Knight, , reviewed by Michael Naylor Revelation Te-Li Lau, , reviewed by Minna Shkul The Politics of Peace: Ephesians, Dio Chrysostom, and the Confucian Four Books Michael Peppard, , reviewed by Matthew Forrest Lowe The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context Daniel B. Wallace, ed., , reviewed by J. K. Elliott Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament: Manuscript, Patristic, and Apocryphal Evidence Dan Wallace digests the SBL meeting discussion of the recently announced Romans fragment in the Green collection.