Tommy Wasserman and Peter Gurry have a new introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM) due out this month. According to the book’s blurb,
With the publication of the widely used twenty-eighth edition of Nestle-Aland’s Novum Testamentum Graece and the fifth edition of the United Bible Society Greek New Testament, a computer-assisted method known as the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM) was used for the first time to determine the most valuable witnesses and establish the initial text. This book offers the first full-length, student-friendly introduction to this important new method. After setting out the method’s history, separate chapters clarify its key concepts such as genealogical coherence, textual flow diagrams, and the global stemma. Examples from across the New Testament are used to show how the method works in practice. The result is an essential introduction that will be of interest to students, translators, commentators, and anyone else who studies the Greek New Testament.
On the web:
- Logos Bible Software adds select works of C. K. Barrett and the Justification and Variegated Nomism set to their pre-publication program.
- Lawrence Schiffman considers Jubilees’ rationale for Torah’s commandments.
- J.-L. Simonet comments on what may be some newly-identified lectionary leaves.
- Tommy Wasserman notes the forthcoming Biblia Graeca from Eisenbrauns.
On the web:
- Tommy Wasserman notes a new iOS app for New Testament manuscripts.
- E. K. McFall has the latest article in the Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism: “Are Dionysos and Oedipus Name Variatnios for Satan and Antichrist?”
- Dan Wallace recounts an experience of reading a manuscript that “doesn’t exist.”
- Alin Suciu highlights Lorenzo Perrone’s lecture on recently-discovered texts of Origen’s homilies on the Psalms. For a selection of previous background posts, see here.