Why Did You Write How We Got the New Testament?
Using How We Got the New Testament in the Classroom
About the Book: How We Got the New Testament offers a historical understanding of the writing, transmission, and translation of the New Testament and provides cutting-edge insights into both its ancient Greek and modern English forms. Stanley Porter, a recognized expert in New Testament Greek, offers a student-level summary of a vast amount of historical and textual information.
“This succinct text on complicated topics is unique in bringing together an introductory discussion of three related but distinct NT topics–textual criticism, early manuscript transmission (with some discussion of canon formation), and translation theory and practice. This is a solid resource for the educated layperson and a good introductory textbook for the college and seminary classroom.” – Jonathan T. Pennington, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Text criticism, textual transmission, and translation theory are oft-plowed terrain, but Stanley Porter unearths some little-known nuggets in this deceptively compact and thoroughly researched volume. Well versed and well published in all three fields, Porter offers both nonspecialists and seasoned scholars new insights about the stability of the Greek text, the early formation of the canon, and the rich variety of translation theories.” – N. Clayton Croy, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
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