Author's Style & Textual Criticism

From: Michael W. Holmes (
Date: Fri Sep 15 1995 - 10:11:18 EDT

Re Mark O'brien's queries about author's style and NT textual criticism,
and in light of some of the responses, Kilpatrick's essays have now been
Principles and Practice of NT Textual Criticism: Collected Essays of G.
D. Kilpatrick, ed. J. K. Elliott (BETL 96; Louvain, 1990).
On Marcan Style, see now:
The Language and Stuyle of the Gospel of Mark [C. H. Turner's work on
Marcan style, plus some related stuff], ed. J. K. Elliott (NovTSupp 71;
Leiden: Brill, 1993).

For the value of author's style in NT textual criticism (not much, he
concludes), see the impt article:
J. H. Petzer, "Author's Style and the Textual Criticism of the New
Testament," Neotestamentica 24 (1990) 185-197.

Petzer has several articles on internal criteria; see the list in Ehrman
& Holmes, The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research (SD 46;
Eerdmans, 1995) 359.
--Mike Holmes

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