The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction


42. The Transmission of the Text

Questions for Review

  1. What made the production of exact hand copies of NT manuscripts extremely difficult?
  2. In the context of the NT, to what does the word “autograph” refer?
  3. What kinds of evidence does textual criticism work with?
  4. How many Greek manuscripts are available to textual critics?
  5. What is the difference between papyrus and vellum?
  6. What are the three most important majuscules?
  7. List and give very brief descriptions of the major ancient versions.
  8. What are the major text types and how are they grouped?
  9. Briefly define “textual criticism.”
  10. What are the two standard critical editions of the Greek NT?