Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A selection of text-critical articles and reviews from The Bible Translator (1950-2000)

Selection composed by J.L.H. Krans, VU University Amsterdam in 2003-2004, and updated in September 2009. Formerly, the links referred to the TC Ebind project, but they have now been updated to refer to the resources site of the United Bible Societies.
1 (1950)
‘Proposed Publication of the Manuscript Evidence for the Text of the Greek New Testament’, in BT 1 (1950), pp. 169-171. [Announcement of IGNTP]
2 (1951)
Erwin Nestle, ‘How to use a Greek New Testament’, in BT 2 (1951), pp. 49-55.
Frederick C. Grant, ‘The Greek Text of the New Testament’, in BT 2 (1951), pp. 117-121. [On the Greek text underlying RSV]
4 (1953)
W.R. Hutton, ‘Textual Emendation in the Old Testament’, in BT 4 (1953), pp. 13-14.
A.W. Argyle, ‘The Elements of New Testament Textual Criticism’, in BT 4 (1953), pp. 118-125.
5 (1954)
William A. Irwin, ‘Textual Criticism and Old Testament Translation’, in BT 5 (1954), pp. 54-58.
7 (1956)
G. Ch. Aalders, ‘Translator or Textual Critic?’, in BT 7 (1956), pp. 15-16. [OT TC]
William L. Wonderly, ‘What About Italics?’, in BT 7 (1956), pp. 114-116. [On the use of italics in translations]
8 (1957)
A.F.J. Klijn, ‘The Value of the Versions for the Textual Criticism of the New Testament’, in BT 8 (1957), pp. 127-130.
J. Ramsey Michaels, ‘Some Notable Readings of Papyrus Bodmer II’, in BT 8 (1957), pp. 150-154. [On P66]
9 (1958)
G.D. Kilpatrick, ‘The Transmission of the New Testament and its Reliability’, in BT 9 (1958), pp. 127-136.
Kenneth Grayston, review of Kilpatrick, A New Edition of the Nestle Greek New Testament, in BT 9 (1958), pp. 185-189.
10 (1959)
‘A New Edition of the Greek New Testament’, in BT 10 (1959), pp. 29-34. [Announcement/Program of UBSGNT1]
13 (1962)
Wilbur Aulie, ‘The Textual Basis of Some Spanish Versions of the New Testament’, in BT 13 (1962), pp. 212-218.
15 (1964)
Wilfred J. Bradnock, review of Metzger, The Text of the New Testament ..., in BT 15 (1964), pp. 201-203.
16 (1965)
Ian A. Moir, review of Tasker, The Greek New Testament, being ... New English Bible, in BT 16 (1965), pp. 49-51. [With an interesting editorial note, p. 51]
Tom Gaumer, ‘An Examination of Some Western Textual Variants Adopted in the Greek Text of the New English Bible’, in BT 16 (1965), pp. 184-189.
17 (1966)
Robert P. Markham, ‘The Bible Societies’ Greek Testament: the End of a Decade or Beginning of an Era?’, in BT 17 (1966), pp. 106-113. [On UBSGNT1]
18 (1967)
Robert P. Markham, ‘The Bible Societies’ Greek Testament: A Symposium: A. The Critical Apparatus’, in BT 18 (1967), pp. 3-11. [On UBSGNT1]
Stephen C. Neill, ‘The Bible Societies’ Greek Testament: A Symposium: B. Review’, in BT 18 (1967), pp. 12-15. [On UBSGNT1]
Harold K. Moulton, ‘The Bible Societies’ Greek Testament: A Symposium: C. The Punctuation Apparatus’, in BT 18 (1967), pp. 16-19. [On UBSGNT1]
Robert G. Bratcher, ‘The T.E.V. New Testament and the Greek Text’, in BT 18 (1967), pp. 167-174.
24 (1973)
Ian A. Moir, review of Metzger, A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament, in BT 24 (1973), pp. 329-333. [On the first edition 1971]
25 (1974)
Carlo M. Martini, review of Aune (ed.), Studies in New Testament and Early Christian Literature. Essays in Honor of Allen P. Wikgren, in BT 25 (1974), pp. 150-152. [Wikgren FS]
26 (1975)
J. Keith Elliott, ‘A Second Look at the United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament’, in BT 26 (1975), pp. 325-332.
28 (1977)
Matthew Black, ‘The United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament Evaluated - A Reply’, in BT 28 (1977), pp. 116-120. [Reply to Elliott]
Elizabeth G. Edwards, ‘On Using the Textual Apparatus of the UBS Greek New Testament’, in BT 28 (1977), pp. 121-143.
Jan Slomp, ‘Are the Words "Son of God" in Mark 1.1 Original?’, in BT 28 (1977), pp. 143-150. [Answer: better not]
J.K. Elliott, ‘John 1.14 and the New Testament’s Use of plèrès’, in BT 28 (1977), pp. 151-153.
29 (1978)
Klaus Junack, ‘The Reliability of the New Testament Text from the Perspective of Textual Criticism’, in BT 29 (1978), pp. 128-140.
30 (1979)
J.K. Elliott. ‘The United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament: A Short Examination of the Third Edition’, in BT 30 (1979), pp. 135-138.
31 (1980)
Gordon D. Fee, ‘The Majority Text and the Original Text of the New Testament’, in BT 31 (1980), pp. 107-118.
John Ellington, ‘The Use and Limitations of Interlinear Editions’, in BT 31 (1980), pp. 212-219.
Erroll Rhodes, review of D.A. Carson, The King James Version Debate: A Plea for Realism, in BT 31 (1980), pp. 337-338.
P.E. [Paul Ellingworth], review of Ernest Best and R. McL. Wilson (eds.), Text and Interpretation, in BT 31 (1980), pp. 341-342. [Matthew Black FS]
32 (1981)
Eugene A. Nida, ‘The "Harder Reading" in Textual Criticism: An Application of the Second Law of Thermodynamics’, in BT 32 (1981), pp. 101-107.
33 (1982)
J.M. Ross, ‘The "Harder Reading" in Textual Criticism’, in BT 33 (1982), pp. 138-139.
P.E. [Paul Ellingworth], review of Bruce M. Metzger, Manuscripts of the Greek Bible, in BT 33 (1982), p. 341.
Barclay M. Newman Jr, ‘Some Hints on Solving Textual Problems’, in BT 33 (1982), pp. 430-435.
34 (1983)
Rogel L. Omanson, ‘A Perspective on the Study of the New Testament Text’, BT 34 (1983), pp. 107-122.
J.K. Elliott on Zane C. Hodges and Arthur L. Farstad (eds), The Greek New Testament According to the Majority Text, in BT 34 (1983), pp. 342-344.
J. Karavidopoulos on Kurt Aland and Barbara Aland, Der Text des Neuen Testaments, in BT 34 (1983), pp. 344-345.
F.F. Bruce, review of Gerald Hammond, The Making of the English Bible, in BT 34 (1983), pp. 347-348.
36 (1985)
Ian A. Moir, ‘A Mini-Guide to New Testament Textual Criticism’, in BT 36 (1985), pp. 122-129.
Harold P. Scanlin, ‘The Majority Text Debate: Recent Developments’, in BT 36 (1985), pp. 136-140.
J.K. Elliott, review of Nestle-Aland, Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine, in BT 36 (1985), pp. 143-144.
37 (1986)
H.J. de Jonge, ‘Erasmus’ Method of Translation in his Version of the New Testament’, in BT 37 (1986), pp. 135-138.
Notice of Selected Technical Articles Related to Translation (START), in BT 37 (1986), p. 347.
38 (1987)
Per Block, ‘Translating the Apocrypha in Sweden: With Special Reference to the Textual Problems’, in BT 38 (1987), pp. 315-327.
39 (1988)
P.E. [Paul Ellingworth], review of J.H. Petzer and P.J. Hartin, A South African Perspective on the New Testament, in BT 39 (1988), pp. 139-140. [Metzger FS (Petzer)]
Harold P. Scanlin, ‘Bible Translation as a Means of Communicating New Testament Textual Criticism to the Public’, in BT 39 (1988), pp. 101-113. [Chart on p. 113]
J. Neville Birdsall, review of Kurt Aland and Barbara Aland, The Text of the New Testament, in BT 39 (1988), pp. 338-342.
40 (1989)
Philip Comfort, ‘the Pericope of the Adulteress’, in BT 40 (1989), pp. 145-147.
Roger L. Omanson, ‘Must Our Readers be Mindreaders?’, in BT 40 (1989), pp. 432-433. [On blunders in MSS. and (printed) translations]
42 (1991)
J.K. Elliott, review of Philip W. Comfort, Early Manuscripts and Modern Translations of the New Testament, in BT 42 (1991), pp. 343-345.
44 (1993)
P.E. [Paul Ellingworth], review of Metgzer, The Text of the New Testament ..., Third ... edition, in BT 44 (1993), pp. 146-147.
45 (1994)
Harald P. Scanlin, introduction to the Review Symposium of GNT4, in BT 45 (1994), pp. 348-349.
Moises Silva, review of GNT4, in BT 45 (1994), pp. 349-353.
Tjitze Baarda, review of GNT4 (‘The Textual Apparatus in the Fourth Edition’), in BT 45 (1994), pp. 353-356.
46 (1995)
Paul Ellingworth, ‘Theological Reflections on the Textual Criticism of the Bible’, in BT 46 (1995), pp. 119-125.
47 (1996)
Roger L. Omanson, review of Arthur G. Patzia, The Making of the New Testament, in BT 47 (1996), pp. 154-156.
Paul Ellingworth, review of Keith Elliott and Ian Moir, Manuscripts and the Text of the New Testament, in BT 47 (1996), pp. 352-353.
48 (1997)
Roger L. Omanson, review of Aland and Delobel (eds.), New Testament Textual Criticism and Ehrman and Holmes (eds.), The Text of the New Testament ..., in BT 48 (1997), pp. 350-352.
49 (1998)
Paul Ellingworth, review of David Parker, The Living Text of the Gospels, in BT 49 (1998), pp. 154-155.
Roger L. Omanson, ‘A Critical Appraisal of the Apparatus Criticus’, in BT 49 (1998), pp. 301-323. [On the choice of variants in UBSGNT4]
Roger L. Omanson, review of Charles Landon, A Text-Critical Study of the Epistle of Jude, in BT 49 (1998), pp. 353-354.
50 (1999)
Mikael Parsons, review of Kent D. Clark, Textual Optimism: A Critique of the United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament, in BT 50 (1999), pp. 346-350.
51 (2000)
Iver Larsen, ‘Variant Readings in 2 Corinthians’, in BT 51 (2000), pp. 342-348.

3 comments:

Peter M. Head said...

Thanks Jan,
That is very helpful.
I especially liked Birdsall's review of Aland & Aland.
There is some sort of problem with the following links:
49 (1998)
Roger L. Omanson, ‘A Critical Appraisal of the Apparatus Criticus’, in BT 49 (1998), pp. 301-323. [On the choice of variants in UBSGNT4]
Roger L. Omanson, review of Charles Landon, A Text-Critical Study of the Epistle of Jude, in BT 49 (1998), pp. 353-354.

Jan Krans said...

Thanks Peter.
Hopefully the links will remain valid for some time now.
As for the two that do not work, the problem is BT's; the third issue of BT 49 (1998) gives a "404" (as you can see for yourself at the general page with all the issues. I already informed the webmaster; thanks for pointing it out.

Jan Krans said...

The issue mentioned above has been fixed by the UBS webmaster.