By Andrew Gregory, Christopher Tuckett
The two-volume paintings The New testomony and the Apostolic Fathers deals a comparative research of 2 collections of early Christian texts: the hot testomony; and the texts, from instantly after the recent testomony interval, that are conventionally often called the Apostolic Fathers.
The first quantity, The Reception of the hot testomony within the Apostolic Fathers, offers a entire and rigorous dialogue of the level to which the writings later incorporated within the New testomony have been recognized to and utilized by all of the Apostolic Fathers. modern examine at the textual traditions of either collections is used to handle the questions of textual transmission and reception.
The moment quantity, Trajectories during the New testomony and the Apostolic Fathers, discusses huge theological, literary, and old concerns that come up within the comparative research of those texts, and that are of value to the learn of early Christianity. It bargains with an important present debates referring to either the Apostolic Fathers and the recent testomony, resembling baptism, Pauline theology, the functionality of apocalyptic parts, Church order, and Jewish and Christian identity.
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One of the more common intentional changes in the manuscript tradition of the New Testament involves harmonizations among passages. These sometimes occur in slight alterations of a passage, as in the addition of åªø to the quotation of Exod. 23. 20 in some manuscripts of Mark 1. 2; other times the changes carry real weight, as happens in the next verse of Mark, where some scribes change the clause ‘make straight his paths’ to conform to the text of Isa. 40. 3, ‘make straight the paths of our God’—a signiWcant change in light of the circumstance that the words are being spoken of Jesus.
But it is clear that all three descend from a still older tradition. ’’ ’ 38 William L. Petersen possession of three versions of the same logion (elements g, l, and m), all dated to the Wrst half of the second century. However, none appears to give us the most ancient version of the saying. Each source has tampered with the words of Jesus in its own distinctive way. In ‘family 1’, the original logion (elements g, l, and m) has been conXated with a separate logion (elements d, e, and f ). In ‘family 2’ we note that 2 Clement has interpolated element i into the logion; once element i is in place, it provides Thomas with a point of departure for further, related interpolations (elements h, j, and k).
2. 9: ‘For he says, No eye has seen nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the human heart, what the Lord has prepared for those who await him’, ºåªåØ ªÆæ ïöŁÆºìïò ïıŒ åØäåí . . ïóÆ çôïØìÆóåí ŒıæØïò . . Not even the 1 Corinthians text is invariant here; but all of our known witnesses begin the quotation with the relative pronoun: Æ ïöŁÆºìïò ïıŒ åØäåí . . So it is no surprise to see some scribes of 1 Clement—in fact, the scribes of most of our surviving witnesses— changing the text accordingly.