By David Trobisch

This advisor introduces the complicated re-creation of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece, 28 version, explaining its constitution, the text-critical gear and appendices, and the techniques of the recent version.

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The Canon Tables of Eusebius The four Gospels of the New Testament display numerous parallels. The Canon Tables, which Eusebius of Caesarea developed in the fourth century, are a tool for quick identification of such parallel traditions. The so-called canones are noted in many Gospel manuscripts and also in NA28. Their value for working with the Greek New Testament is often underestimated. Eusebius explains his system in his letter to Carpianus, which is reproduced in Greek in NA28 (89*–90*). The most important passages are the following (lines 1–2 and 13–30): Eusebius to Carpianus, his beloved brother in the Lord.

From the 26th edition onward, the assessment of the value of specific manuscripts is based on collations of test passages. In the case of NA28, these collations, together with the critical discussion among a diverse and international board of editors, counteract the danger that the selection of witnesses might reflect the subjective preference of an individual. With the exception of the general remarks concerning the Catholic Letters (52*–53*), the editors of NA28 do not explain the criteria they applied at each entry to decide which readings were placed in the text line and which were put in the apparatus.

What are they? (82*) Based on the Two Source Theory, the parallels between Matthew and Luke are distinguished as originating either from Mark or from Q. How did the editors indicate these different dependencies? (82*) What does the abbreviation “(A)” indicate? (83*) How are the following writings abbreviated: Matthew, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Hebrews, Acts, and Revelation? , John 2:1; Rom 1:18). What do these numbers indicate? (85*) The Eusebian section and canon numbers apply to which writings of the New Testament?

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