The Multivalence of the Term “Original Text” in New Testament Textual Criticism

@article{Epp1999TheMO,
  title={The Multivalence of the Term “Original Text” in New Testament Textual Criticism},
  author={Eldon Jay Epp},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  year={1999},
  volume={92},
  pages={245-281}
}
  • E. Epp
  • Published 1 July 1999
  • Philosophy
  • Harvard Theological Review
One hundred and ninety-one years ago, in 1808, Johann Leonhard Hug's Introduction to the New Testament carried statements that, in part, may strike textual critics as being far ahead of their time. Hug laments the loss of all the original manuscripts of the New Testament writings “so important to the church” and wonders: “How shall we explain this singular fact?” Next, he observes that Paul and others employed secretaries, but Hug views the closing salutation, written in the author's own hand… Expand
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