Re: Textual Criticism PDF Books
- Hello Fadie,
You can purchase various texts about NTTC on CD, including
transcriptions of some major manuscripts, online at Sola Scriptura
Publishing. Also, if you become a member of the TC-Alternate
discussion-group, you will have free access to the Files there,
which include several important books and articles on New Testament
textual criticism, including the text of Eberhard Nestle's 1904
Introduction and Philip Schaff's Preface to the American edition of
the Revised Text.
At http://www.katapi.org.uk/BibleMSS/Contents.htm you can read, free
of charge, F. C. Kenyon's book "Our Bible and the Ancient
At http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~wie/GNT/books.html you should find
a list of links to the Greek text of Westcott & Hort, which has been
supplemented with variants in the modern-day critical text where
there is disagreement with the WH text. Wieland Willker's textual
commentary on the Gospels is also available there. The WH text is
also at http://www.thenazareneway.com/greek_new_test .
The online Encyclopedia of New Testament Textual Criticism is a
valuable free resource, at http://www.skypoint.com/members/waltzmn .
You can also sift through Google Books and www.archive.org for
materials about New Testament textual criticism; just run searches
for authors such as Bruce Metzger, F. C. Burkitt, William Sanday, B.
B. Warfield, etc. At the Google homepage (*not* the Google Books
page), if you search for "Westcott Hort New Testament Original
Greek," a link to the WH 1881 Introduction (The NT in the Original
Greek) should appear among the Book Results near the bottom of the
page. That link should take you to a page where the book will be
available to download as a PDF.
(And at http://www.westcotthort.com/bookshelf.html , near the bottom
of the page, there is a link to a PDF-download of Westcott & Hort's
1881 Introduction. Too bad it doesn't seem to be working at the
moment; perhaps it will work in the future.)
Yours in Christ,
James Snapp, Jr.