The Erotic Life of Manuscripts: New Testament Textual Criticism and the Biological Sciences

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"Since the New Testament's inception as written text, its manuscripts have been subject to all the dangers of history: scribal error, emendation, injury, and total destruction. The traditional goal of modern textual criticism has been to reconstruct an "original text" from surviving manuscripts, adjudicating among all the variant texts resulting from the slips, additions, and embellishments of scribal hand-copying. Because of the way manuscripts circulate and give rise to new copies, it can be said that they have an "erotic ...

The Erotic Life of Manuscripts: New Testament Textual Criticism and the Biological Sciences 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190279806

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