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SS 205 / Theo 210
TEXTUAL CRITICISM OF THE BIBLE
Felipe Fruto Ll. Ramirez, SJ
TBA


SS 305 / Theo 315
TEXTUAL CRITICISM OF THE BIBLE
Felipe Fruto Ll. Ramirez, SJ
TBA


This course deals with the history of the ancient manuscripts of the
Hebrew and Greek Bible and how they are dated and classified. The students learn how to use the critical apparatus of the Bible so as to be able to evaluate which one among the variant readings is likely the original, or restore corrupt texts to its original form.

Required Readings: Aland, Kurt et al. Text of the New Testament. Tr. E. F. Rhodes, Grand Rapids, Mich.: 1987/89; Metzger, Bruce M. Text of the New Testament. Oxford: Clarendon, 1964/68/92, 2005; W├╝rthwein, Ernst. Text of the Old Testament. Tr. E. F. Rhodes, Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans, 1979.

Recommended Readings: Finegan, Jack. Encountering NT Manuscripts. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1974; Metzger, Bruce M. Canon of the New Testament. Oxford: Clarendon, 1987; Wonneberger, Reinhard. Understanding BHS. Tr. D. R. Daniels, Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1984/90.

Prerequisite: Two semesters of Biblical Hebrew and two semesters of Biblical Greek

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