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Textual optimism [electronic resource] : a critique of the United Bible Societies' Greek New Testament / Kent D. Clarke.

By: Clarke, Kent D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the New TestamentSupplement series: 138.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (350 p.).ISBN: 9780567016775 (electronic bk.); 0567016773 (electronic bk.); 1283192055; 9781283192057.Subject(s): Bible. N.T. Greek -- Criticism, Textual | Bible. N.T. Greek. United Bible Societies. 1993 | Bible. N.T. Greek. United Bible Societies. 1993 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Alliance biblique universelle | Bible. N.T. Grec -- Versions | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | Nieuwe Testament | Tekstkritiek | Bijbels | Alliance biblique universelle | Bible. N.T. -- Versions grecques -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Weltbund der Bibelgesellschaften | Neues Testament | Textkritik | Edition | GriechischGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Textual optimism.DDC classification: 225.4/86 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Clarke offers an important study of the standard text of the New Testament that is in the hands of every new Testament scholar. He compares the five editions to appear since 1966, focusing upon the textual apparatus and the A, B, C and D evaluation of evidence letter-ratings. Clarke presents the evidence of extensive 'grade inflation' in the fourth edition, implying a much higher degree of certainty than previous editions had accepted. He claims that the editors have not only been inconsistent and overly optimistic in their modifications, but have also failed to provide readers with an adequat.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-347) and indexes.

Clarke offers an important study of the standard text of the New Testament that is in the hands of every new Testament scholar. He compares the five editions to appear since 1966, focusing upon the textual apparatus and the A, B, C and D evaluation of evidence letter-ratings. Clarke presents the evidence of extensive 'grade inflation' in the fourth edition, implying a much higher degree of certainty than previous editions had accepted. He claims that the editors have not only been inconsistent and overly optimistic in their modifications, but have also failed to provide readers with an adequat.

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