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Bibil Identifier bibil:211613
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Reconstructing Fragmentary Manuscripts-Chances and Limitations
Author Kraus, Thomas J.
Edited book Early Christian Manuscripts
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-38 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract How do we soundly reconstruct gaps in manuscripts? Which status does the reconstructed text then have? What about deducing more complex hypotheses from reconstructions? In addition, it makes a difference if a manuscript can be identified with a known text and reconstructed as such (e.g., P.Ryl. III 457 = P52; P.Rain.Cent. 26) or if the reconstruction of an unknown text is based on probabilities, possibilities, and tentative efforts (which is the case with manuscript fragments that are discussed as the remnants of lost and unknown Gospels, such as P.Mert. II 51, P.Vindob.G 2325, and P.Oxy. IV 654 and the fragment of a shroud); even the latter category is not a homogeneous one. The paper will explore chances and limitations, will tackle methodological pitfalls, and will propose an adequate treatment of fragmentary manuscripts.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Greek Texts : Manuscripts : Papyrus : P 52
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Greek Texts : Manuscripts
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