Re: Announcing "The Encyclopedia of New Testament Textual Criticism"!
- I am very excited about the proposed work. Don't know that I can contribute anything worth while but if
there is something I could do to assist, I would love to help.
Northern Sierra Bible Institute
On Wed, 14 Aug 1996, REElliott@... wrote:
>The Encyclopedia of New Testament Textual Criticism
>A work whose time has come! A volume that I always wished was on my shelf.
> A single work that would easily answer questions about NT TC. The people,
>places, things, and dates that are relevant to the study and understanding of
>this Biblical discipline. Made primarily for pastors and students new to
>this area of study, as well as for the scholar who could use a quick
>The idea to create a volume that would serve this purpose was first conceived
>in 1992/93 while I was first learning exactly what textual criticism was. As
>I collected as many texts as I could get my hands on ( I now have nearly 100
>volumes relevant to this area), It became apparent to me that there was a
>great need for such a volume. I first researched if there was anything like
>this on the market. To date I have found none. I then began to make
>inquires to some scholars that I had been in contact with, such as: Bruce
>Metzger, Dan Wallace, Philip Comfort, J.K. Elliott, H.J. DeJonge, and David
>Alan Black. Their collective response was that of encouragement.
> Encouragement for a work that some asked, �Why didn�t I think of that?� I
>felt honored that these great scholars thought so highly of a work that to me
>seemed like such a simple solution to the problem of easily referencing the
>history and current facts entailed in this discipline. A volume that might
>become a standard reference work for this field.
>Of course, such an immense work needs the diligent support from the scholars
>such as those listed, (I am currently awaiting responses from, Fee, Epp,
>Holmes, Ehrman and the Institute at Munster). I will gladly accept any
>assistance from scholar and student alike. So, I optimistically post this
>request to all those who enjoy and work in the field of NT TC. I am hopeful
>that all those reading this will be as excited about this work as I am. All
>subscribers to the TC-List (http://scholar.cc.emory.edu/scripts/TC/TC.html)
>are welcome and encouraged to participate in this project and suggest any
>Rich E. Elliott
>Assistant Librarian, Simon Greenleaf University (RE Elliott@...)
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