Titles in the New Testament papyri

Allen, G. V. (2022) Titles in the New Testament papyri. New Testament Studies, 68(2), pp. 156-171. (doi: 10.1017/S0028688521000370)

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In this article I catalogue and analyse every form of the title – inscriptions, subscriptions and kephalaia – that appears in the New Testament papyri, bringing together this material for the first time. The titles provide new evidence for examining questions related to traditions of entitling in antiquity more broadly and offer a space to consider the dynamic relationships between medium, materiality, book-forms, paratextuality and interpretation, both in antiquity and in our own scholarly culture that stands between print and digital forms. The material also highlights interesting divergences in labelling strategies between the titles of works in the various New Testament sub-corpora and suggests that the kat’ andra formula is not the only way to entitle a Gospel.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This article was supported by the ‘Titles of the New Testament: A New Approach to Manuscript and the History of Interpretation (TiNT)’ project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no. 847428).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Allen, Professor Garrick
Authors: Allen, G. V.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:New Testament Studies
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1469-8145
Published Online:04 March 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Author(s)
First Published:First published in New Testament Studies 68(2): 156-171
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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