Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Figures, Tables and Maps; Preface; PART I Introductory Material; 1 Introduction to Textual Criticism; 2 Transmissional Errors Occurring in the Bible; 3 Transmission of the Biblical Texts; PART II Old Testament Textual Criticism; 4 A Brief History of Old Testament Textual Criticism; 5 Determining the Most Plausible Original Reading; 6 Getting to Know the Sources of Old Testament Textual Criticism; PART III New Testament Textual Criticism; 7 A Brief History of New Testament Textual Criticism.
8 Determining the Most Plausible Reading9 Getting to Know the Sources of New Testament Textual Criticism; PART IV Additional Ancient Versions for Old and New Testament Textual Criticism; 10 Examining the Ancient Versions; Conclusions; Glossary; Permissions; Names Index; Subject Index; Scripture Index; More Titles from InterVarsity Press.
The Bible has been on a long historical journey since its original composition. Its texts have been copied and recopied. And despite the most careful and painstaking efforts of scribes and publishers down through the centuries, errors of one sort or another have crept in and have been reproduced. Sorting out the errors and determining the original wording is the task of textual criticism. In fact, the task of textual criticism is so daunting and detailed that it is divided between Old Testament textual critics and New Testament textual critics. That is why nearly every book on the subject focu.