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The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text & Canon

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What motivated the early Christians to commit teaching and events and visions to papyrus? How were the stories and sayings of Jesus circulated, handed down and shaped into Gospels? Why were four Gospels included instead of one? What do we know about ancient letter writing, secretaries and "copy shops"? Would a first-century librarian have known how to classify a Gospel, an ...more
Paperback, 205 pages
Published May 25th 1995 by IVP Academic (first published May 1995)
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Pastoralmusings
May 11, 2011 Pastoralmusings rated it really liked it
The Making of The New Testament, by Arthur G. Patzia, is a concise and interesting entry level text that introduces the reader to the origin, collection, canonization, and transmission of the New Testament.
Patzia begins by helping the reader to see the world in which the early church existed. He introduces us to the Hebrew Scriptures, the Septuagint, the apocryphal writings, the OT pseudapigrapha, the Dead Sea scrolls, as well as Greco-Roman literature. This sounds like a large amount of info, b
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John Kight
Mar 18, 2016 John Kight rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text & Canon (Second Edition) by Arthur G. Patzia is a thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated edition of his classic textbook on the origin, collection, copying and canonizing of the New Testament documents. Nearly everything that was previously praised about the first edition has remained here. However, to the benefit of the reader, Patzia has made several needed changes to this second edition, including revised and updated documentati ...more
Hunter Johnson
Arthur G. Patzia's The Making of the New Testament. Started this one last year and finished it up early this year. I approach Bible study with an eye on translation and canonization issues, so I wanted this info.
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Mar 14, 2013 Jane Dugger rated it really liked it
So let me be honest: I only skimmed this. I was hoping for something not so dense. Don't get me wrong, I think this is well written & would be great as a text book or for a small group to ponder over a year. If anyone is interested, let me know.
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