How the Books Became the Bible: The Evidence for Canon Formation from Work-Combinations in Manuscripts
T C : a Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism
Society of Biblical Literature
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Dormandy, M. (2018). How the Books Became the Bible: The Evidence for Canon Formation from Work-Combinations in Manuscripts. T C : a Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism, 2018 (23)http://jbtc.org/v23/index.html
This paper contributes to a developing conversation about the New Testament canon. I consider the way manuscripts combine different works and investigate to what extent, even before canon lists became widespread, manuscripts combined only those works that were later affirmed as canonical. My method is to establish the works contained in all Greek New Testament manuscripts, dating from before the end of the fourth century. There are a number of cases where only a fragment survives, containing a small part of one work, but where there are also page numbers that enable us to estimate what else might have been present. My results demonstrate that the works that are now considered canonical were rarely combined with works now considered noncanonical. However, they also demonstrate that single-work manuscripts were widespread.
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