The Early History of the New Testament Text. Proceedings of the Colloquium « The Text of the NT before 200 A.D. », Lille, July 10th-13th, 2000 - Le texte du Nouvau Testament au début du christianisme. Actes du colloque « Le texte du NT avant 200 », Lille, 10-13 juillet 2000 / J. K. ELLIOTT – C.-B. AMPHOUX (éds), 2003, ISBN 2-940351-00-7, € 45.-
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The books which were to form the New Testament were composed in the first century, but changes to these writings were introduced by scribes during many centuries of copying by hand. Some of these changes even affected the theology or meaning of the contents; other were stylistic or grammatical alterations.

The art of textual criticism attempts to identify, describe and explain those changes, usually in order to recover the original words of the Biblical authors.

At an important conference held in Lille in July, 2000 a group of scholars from several countries met to assess the significance of these textual variants in the earliest Christian centuries.The relevance of their contributions was readily recognized and this book represents an edited version of the papers presented in Lille. The articles in this book assess work already achieved in the field and point forward to new projects and exciting research on these fundamental and foundational texts.

Contents :

Préface : C.-B. Amphoux, Vers la rédaction finale du Nouveau Testament 5-8
Introduction : J. K. Elliott, The Nature of the Evidence Available for Reconstructing the Text of the New Testament in the Second Century 9-18

L'édition du Nouveau Testament - Editions of the New Testament
D. C. Parker, The Principio Project: A Reconstruction of the Johannine Tradition 21-29
K. Wachtel, Colwell Revisited: Grouping New Testament Manuscripts 31-43
M. A. Robinson, In Search of the Alexandrian Archetype: Observations from a Byzantine-Priority Perspective 45-67
C.-B. Amphoux, Une édition plurielle de Marc 69-80

Les témoins du texte - Witnesses to the Text
P. Rodgers, The Text of the New Testament and its Witnesses before 200 A. D.: Observations on P90 (P.Oxy.3523) 83-91
T. Baarda, The Diatessaron of Tatian: Source for an Early Text at Rome or Source of Textual Corruption? 93-138
U. Schmid, How Can We Access Second Century Texts? The Cases of Marcion and Tatian 139-150
J.-Cl. Haelewyck, La Vetus Latina de l'Évangile de Marc. Les rapports entre les témoins manuscrits et les citations patristiques 151-193
B. Outtier, Deux fragments inédits de la première traduction géorgienne des Évangiles 195-200
A. Desreumaux, Les types de texte de la version araméenne de l'Évangile selon Marc 201-214
St. R. Pickering, The Egerton Gospel and New Testament Textual Criticism 215-234
St. E. Porter, Apocryphal Gospels and the Text of the New Testament before A. D. 200 235-259

Les variantes - Variants
J. Rius-Camps, Les obstacles mis à la mission de Paul par le Seigneur Jésus et le Saint Esprit, d'après les leçons du Codex de Bèze 263-274
J. Read-Heimerdinger, Variation in the Use of Prepositions between Codex Bezae and the Alexandrian Uncials 275-287
D. Lafleur, Les relations au sein du groupe "césaréen" entre le Papyrus Chester Beatty (P45) et la Famille Farrar (f13) dans l'Évangile de Marc 289-306
A. Martin, Le palimpeste syriaque du Sinaï et les variantes du papyrus P45 307-328
C.-B. Amphoux, Marc comme quatrième évangile 329-347
W. Hendriks, Histoire de l'évangile selon Marc: étapes du développement du texte 349-367
P. F. Beatrice, John 13, 1-10 and Rom 13, 1-7 in Irenaeus of Lyons. Two Test Cases for New Testament Textual Criticism 369-386