The Text of the NT and its Transmission

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

The student has knowledge about the history of transmission of the Greek
text of the NT, of the most important manuscripts within that history,
and of the rules that are applied within the art of textual criticism.
The student is able to independently make an analysis of textcritical
problems and is able to position the most prominent witnesses that are
important within that analysis in the context of the methods of textual
criticism. Finally, the student has knowledge of the relevant
information concerning the main editions of the NT.

Inhoud vak

The most important elements from the textual criticism of the NT and
their application in the modern critical text.


Seminar: collective and individual self study.


The student writes a paper on the basis of obligatory literature, the
material that is treated during the class sessions, and a specific case
study in the field of NT textual criticism.

Vereiste voorkennis

The students has, through a BA degree in theology or an equivalent
degree, acquired knowledge of NT Greek, the introductory questions in
the field of the NT, has learned to independently interpret NT passages
on the basis of the Greek tet, and is able to relate the knowledge
acquired by these competences to questions concerning the transmission
and reconstruction of the Greek text of the NT.


• Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman. The Text of the New Testament: Its
Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration. Oxford, New York: Oxford
University Press, 4th ed., 2005.
• David C. Parker. An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and
their Texts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.


Students in Biblical Studies in general and students who want to
specialize in the history of the text of the NT or in Digital

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Knowledge of the basic principles of NT textual criticism.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode G_RMEC01
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 500
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit Religie en Theologie
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. L.J. Lietaert Peerbolte
Examinator prof. dr. L.J. Lietaert Peerbolte
Docenten prof. dr. L.J. Lietaert Peerbolte

Praktische informatie

Voor dit vak moet je zelf intekenen.

Voor dit vak kun je last-minute intekenen.

Werkvormen Werkcollege

Dit vak is ook toegankelijk als: