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Bibil Identifier bibil:211140
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Lightfoot's Text of 2 Clement: A Response to W.L. Petersen
Author Tuckett, Christopher
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 64, Issue: 5)
Undefined link Patristic Biblical Quotations and Method: Four Changes to Lightfoot's Edition of Second Clement
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 501-519 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study provides a response to the 2006 Vigiliae Christianae article of William Petersen discussing aspects of the text of 2 Clement in the highly influential edition of J.B. Lightfoot. Petersen discussed four readings in Lightfoot's edition that he suggested should be changed. He also discussed what he regarded as serious fundamental flaws in Lightfoot's work which have serious repercussions today in textual study of both the texts of Church Fathers and also of the New Testament. This article examines the four specific readings in 2 Clement discussed by Petersen. It also examines the more general methodological issues raised in his article. It is argued here that Lightfoot's overall methodology was perhaps not as suspect as Petersen argued and that, while all text editions are open to debate at individual points, the general approach adopted by Lightfoot and others does not perhaps merit the strong criticisms levelled by Petersen.
DOI 10.1163/157007210X493470
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Apostolic Fathers : Letters of Clement : 2 Clement
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