I have just browsed Osburn s revised article on lectionaries (pp. 93-113)-very disappointing. The article is Chapter Four of the book and has three
Dec 17 4:46 AM
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I have just
browsed Osburn's 'revised' article on lectionaries (pp. 93-113)-very
is Chapter Four of the book and has three subheadings: 1. The Greek
Lectionaries 2. The Use and Study of Lectionaries and 3. The Text of Greek
Lectionaries in Current Scholarship.
section is a brief overview of the content of lectionaries and a discussion of
origin. The second section is mostly a review of the Chicago Project
(1930s-1950s). The third section (2 and 1/2 pages long) begins with a
discussion of IGNTP work citing Colwell's 1968 IGNTP status report in JBL and
then reference is made to the present work of the IGNTP on lectionaries citing
Parker's 1990 NTS article on IGNTP John. These dated references stretch the
meaning of 'current scholarship' a little too far in my opinion. I am sure that
contact with the present IGNTP committee about the lectionary phase of the John
project would have resulted in at least one paragraph relating to current
There is no
mention of Kellett's 2007 PhD dissertation or Jordan's 2009 PhD thesis on
lectionaries; no reference to other useful studies previously omitted in the
first edition such as Rutz's 1962 Concordia dissertation on the archetype of
lectionaries; and no information on liturgical projects such as the CBM project
based in Amsterdam, which studies Byzantine MSS (incl. lectionaries) in their
sentence of the article refers to the need for more lectionary research (which
is very true) but is quite ironic in light of some recent efforts to research
the lectionary tradition: "As Vaganay and Amphoux have put it, 'nine
tenths of the work is still to be done and the results will have to be
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