A definitive introduction to New Testament textual criticism, this book includes a comparison of the major editions of the New Testament, detailed description and analysis of the manuscripts of the Greek New Testament, and discussion on the value of the early versions. This second edition contains two new supplementary essays as well as revised plates, tables, and charts.
The Bible Today
"For professional students of the Bible who want a thorough explanation of and guide through the science of textual criticism, this is the book. Written by two scholars who themselves are synonymous with the best of modern textual criticism, this excellent work covers the whole range of issues."
Religious Studies Review
"An authoritative introduction to New Testament textual criticism by two of Germany's preeminent textual scholars. Rhodes's translation...is commendably accurate and readable. The book will prove invaluable to beginning students for its overview of editions of the Greek New Testament from Erasmus to NA26, for its sketch of the first four centuries of textual transmission, and especially for its exhaustive explanation of the textual apparatuses found in today's popular editions. . . More advanced scholars will appreciate the book's informed survey of early versions and its detailed descriptions of all the important extant Greek manuscripts."
Southwestern Journal of Theology
"This is perhaps the most comprehensive and, at the same time, the most classroom-ready textbook on textual criticism. After a survey of the history of the printed New Testament and of the transmission of the Greek Testament from the earliest times, it examines and classifies the various manuscripts and the early versions. . . The text is richly complemented with plates, tables, and charts that will assist and stimulate the student and that will make this book a vade mecum for all engaged in this discipline."