Scribes and Their Remains
Editor(s): Craig A. Evans, Jeremiah J. Johnston
Imprint: T&T Clark
Series: The Library of Second Temple Studies
Illustrations: 182 b&w illustrations
Dimensions: 6 1/8" x 9 1/4"
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About Scribes and Their Remains
Scribes and Their Remains begins with an introductory essay by Stanley Porter which addresses the principal theme of the book: the text as artifact.
The rest of the volume is then split into two major sections. In the first, five studies appear on the theme of 'Scribes, Letters, and Literacy.' In the first of these Craig A. Evans offers a lengthy piece that argues that the archaeological, artifactual, and historical evidence suggests that New Testament autographs and first copies may well have remained in circulation for one century or more, having the effect of stabilizing the text. Other pieces in the section address literacy, orality and paleography of early Christian papyri.
In the second section there are five pieces on 'Writing, Reading, and Abbreviating Christian Scripture.' These range across numerous topics, including an examination of the stauros (cross) as a nomen sacrum.
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