14. The Text of the Pauline Corpus

  1. Stephen Westerholm
  1. Dirk Jongkind

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395778.ch14

The Blackwell Companion to Paul

The Blackwell Companion to Paul

How to Cite

Jongkind, D. (2011) The Text of the Pauline Corpus, in The Blackwell Companion to Paul (ed S. Westerholm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395778.ch14

Editor Information

  1. McMaster University, Canada

Author Information

  1. St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188449

Online ISBN: 9781444395778

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Keywords:

  • text of the Pauline corpus;
  • Paul's theology and thought - found in the Greek text of his writings;
  • modern editions of the Text of Paul;
  • manuscripts of the Greek Tradition - text of the traditional Pauline corpus, not having as many individual manuscript witnesses as the four gospels;
  • parchment manuscripts of Paul, from fifth century or later - not containing much text;
  • other testimony to the Text of Paul - the Latin tradition, most extensive of all early translations;
  • particular pitfall for New Testament scholars - transferring wholesale to the Pauline corpus distinctions learned in the textual criticism of the four gospels;
  • Aland's Text und Textwert, data resulting from collating - all the Pauline manuscripts, presented in a number of ways;
  • Marcion and the Text of the Pauline Canon - according to the testimony of the early church, the heretic Marcion;
  • Kurt Aland labeling the issue of the original shape of Romans - the most difficult problem confronting the textual critic

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Modern Editions of the Text of Paul

  • The Manuscripts of the Greek Tradition

  • Other Testimony to the Text of Paul

  • Organizing the Evidence

  • Marcion and the Text of the Pauline Canon

  • The Pauline Collection

  • Studies of the Manuscript Tradition and its Variants

  • Some Selected Problems

  • References