Textual history and reception history: exegetical variation and the apocalypse

Allen, G. V. (2017) Textual history and reception history: exegetical variation and the apocalypse. Novum Testamentum, 59(3), pp. 297-319. (doi: 10.1163/15685365-12341568)

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This article explores the possibility of examining reception history within the textual history of the New Testament, focusing on the book of Revelation. Both intentional alterations located in particular manuscripts and reading practices gleaned from slips of scribal performance are indicative of reception. Attempts to facilitate a certain understanding of a locution constitute acts of reception embedded in Revelation’s early textual history. The article concludes by analysing the social dynamics of the milieus in which exegetical textual alterations were tolerated, suggesting that the work of informal scribal networks provides modern researchers access to evidence for reception.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Allen, Professor Garrick
Authors: Allen, G. V.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Novum Testamentum
Journal Abbr.:NovT
ISSN (Online):1568-5365
Published Online:21 June 2017

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