Re: [textualcriticism] Official NT Manuscript List
- At 11:47 PM 6/2/05, you wrote:
>I have several "layman-type" questions for those who might know andYes. There is nothing 'OFFICIAL' about it; but it is the standard list and
>not mind sharing...
>1) Is the Kurzgefasste Liste Der Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen
>Testaments, kept by the Institute for New Testament Textual Research,
>considered "THE OFFICIAL LIST" of ancient NT manuscripts?
heir to the history of other earlier lists.
>2) Is Munster usually the first Institute to which new manuscriptNot necessarily; because some people identify new manuscripts and don't
>discoveries are made known?
know about it; or they publish first and then the ms gets noticed by
Munster. These days it is not unusual for news of new manuscripts to emerge
on the web or on press releases from the institution which owns it. But if
I discovered a new ms of the NT I'd be in touch with Munster.
In my opinion it is useful if it can be done before publication.
>3) What is the "mechanism" for new manuscript discoveries to be addedYou can email them. Recently I sent them photos and transcripts of some new
>to the Kurzgefasste Liste?
mss of these were added to the list. Then they can be published with the
>4) Are new finds among the Oxyrhychus Papyri immediately submitted toNo, I think they are usually submitted before publication; because
>the Munster Institute for cataloging? (sideline: How many more
>Oxyrhunchus Papyri are there to be deciphered and catalogued, anyway?)
generally OxyPap volumes publish new NT mss with the Papyrus Number
allocated. But clearly they were not submitted when they were originally
Sideline: I don't know the answer beyond "Plenty" (some one recently
suggested 400-500 more boxes remained to be published - I don't know how
big the boxes are!).
>5) Does the Munster Institute, or any other, keep an "official" listPeter M. Head, PhD
>of versional NT manuscripts?
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