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A User’s Guide to the Nestle-Aland 28 Greek New Testament

A User’s Guide to the Nestle-Aland 28 Greek New Testament

David Trobisch
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt5vjz3r
  • Book Info
    A User’s Guide to the Nestle-Aland 28 Greek New Testament
    Book Description:

    This guide introduces the complex new edition of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece, 28 Edition, explaining its structure, the text-critical apparatus and appendices, and the innovations of the new edition.

    eISBN: 978-1-58983-935-9
    Subjects: Religion

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  1. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  2. PREFACE
    (pp. vii-viii)
    David Trobisch
  3. 1 STRUCTURE AND INTENTION OF THE EDITION
    (pp. 1-26)

    Between 5,500 and 6,000 handwritten copies with text from the New Testament are known today, and that number continues to increase. There is hardly a sentence of the New Testament that has the exact same wording in each of these exemplars. Why?

    Most writings of the Greek Old Testament are based on old translations from Hebrew. When Jesus of Nazareth’s last words on the cross are quoted in the Gospel according to Mark as “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” the writer of the Gospel is quick to explain the meaning of this quote: “Which means, ‘My God, my God, why have...

  4. 2 EXERCISES AND LEARNING AIDS
    (pp. 27-40)

    The second part of this guide is for users who are able to translate Greek texts from the New Testament with the help of standard resources. The objective of this section is to deepen these readers’ basic understanding of NA28 and to help develop practical skills for scholarly use.

    The first and most important step for users is to familiarize themselves with the introduction by the editors.

    The foreword (vii–viii) and introduction to the edition (46*–88*) contain a wealth of information. I recommend that one first work through each section indicated by the subheadings before trying to answer...

  5. 3 NA28 AS AN EDITION FOR SCHOLARS
    (pp. 41-54)

    The following comments address strengths and limitations of NA28 as a resource for scholars. They are written for colleagues engaged as academic teachers and researchers who are familiar with previous editions of the Nestle-Aland.

    Perhaps the greatest difference between the 27th and the 28th editions lies in the Nestle-Aland’s new concept of becoming theeditio minorto theEditio Critica Maior(ECM). This concept that has already been realized for the Catholic Letters in NA28, but “[t]he text of the remaining New Testament writings will remain unchanged until progress with the ECM provides the material and knowledge needed for a...

  6. APPENDIX: SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHERS
    (pp. 55-58)
  7. SOLUTIONS TO THE EXERCISES
    (pp. 59-68)
  8. WORKS REFERENCED
    (pp. 69-70)