Porter, "Early Apocryphal Non-Gospel Literature"

Stanley Porter has the latest article in the Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism, “Early Apocryphal Non-Gospel Literature and the New Testament Text.” Porter concludes:

There are several observations to make regarding the text of the Greek New Testament in the apocryphal non-Gospel literature. (1) The evidence for the Greek New Testament in the apocryphal non-Gospel literature is not as great as one might expect, and this includes the apocryphal Acts, Epistles (for which there is no text early enough or in Greek for consideration) and Apocalypses. . . . (2) The Acts and apocalyptic apocryphal literature is relatively sparse in its use of the Greek New Testament, and is virtually nothing compared to that of the apocryphal Gospels. . . . (3) The evidence from the apocryphal non-Gospel literature is the same as that for the apocryphal Gospels—in other words, that the text of the Greek New Testament was relatively well established and fixed by the time of the second and third centuries. (197–98)

For the full article in PDF format, please see here.

NA28 Is on Its Way

Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament, 28th ed
Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament, 28th ed

The 28th edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament is set to be available around the end of the year. The new edition features a revised and more user-friendly critical apparatus, readings for Papyrii 117–127, somewhat more than 30 changes to the main text, and additional checking of scriptural cross references (HT: Brian Davidson).

The SBL Greek New Testament Is Available for Download

Edited by Michael Holmes and produced in conjunction with Logos Bible Software, the SBL Greek New Testament is openly available for download in Logos, PDF, XML, OSIS, SWORD, CROSS, and Plain Text formats.

HT to Mark Hoffman for noting this new edition’s open availability.