Rob Bradshaw has made available George Milligan’s essay, “The Greek Papyri: With Special Reference to Their Value for New Testament Study,” Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute 44 (1912): 62–78.
Tyndale House recently announced the beta release of their Scripture Tools for Every Person (STEP) project, headed by David Instone-Brewer. The resource includes a nice selection of original-language texts—apparently including some, like the Samaritan Pentateuch, not yet listed in the documentation. Later this year, the Tyndale House edition of the Greek New Testament should also appear in STEP.
For those interested, Mark Hoffman has already provided a helpful, general review of some of STEP’s current functionality.
Update (8/2): Via email, David IB especially encourages STEP testers and users “to click on the ‘Feedback’ button in STEP with bugs, errors and their wish-list of features they can’t find.”
- J. H. A. Hart, “The First Epistle General of Peter”
- R. H. Strachan, “The Second Epistle General of Peter”
- David Smith, “The Epistles of John”
- J. B. Mayor, “The General Epistle of Jude”
- James Moffatt, “The Revelation of St. John the Divine”
For more information about the text and to download this volume, please see here.
On the web:
- Mark Hoffman notes that Google Maps’ street view now includes several additional locations of significance around Israel.
- Charles Jones identifies several publicly accessible dissertations from the University of Pennsylvania.
- Dirk Jongkind reflects on Acts 17:3 in connection with the two latest Nestle-Aland texts.
Stanley Porter has the latest article in the Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism, “Early Apocryphal Non-Gospel Literature and the New Testament Text.” Porter concludes:
There are several observations to make regarding the text of the Greek New Testament in the apocryphal non-Gospel literature. (1) The evidence for the Greek New Testament in the apocryphal non-Gospel literature is not as great as one might expect, and this includes the apocryphal Acts, Epistles (for which there is no text early enough or in Greek for consideration) and Apocalypses. . . . (2) The Acts and apocalyptic apocryphal literature is relatively sparse in its use of the Greek New Testament, and is virtually nothing compared to that of the apocryphal Gospels. . . . (3) The evidence from the apocryphal non-Gospel literature is the same as that for the apocryphal Gospels—in other words, that the text of the Greek New Testament was relatively well established and fixed by the time of the second and third centuries. (197–98)
For the full article in PDF format, please see here.
The 28th edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament is set to be available around the end of the year. The new edition features a revised and more user-friendly critical apparatus, readings for Papyrii 117–127, somewhat more than 30 changes to the main text, and additional checking of scriptural cross references (HT: Brian Davidson).
Edited by Michael Holmes and produced in conjunction with Logos Bible Software, the SBL Greek New Testament is openly available for download in Logos 4, XML, and Plain Text formats. Libronix, PDF, Biblia.com, and iPhone versions are “coming soon.”
HT to Mark Hoffman for noting this new edition’s open availability.