Although valuable for their early witness to the text of the Greek New Testament, the influence of the papyri on Bible translations in this century has largely gone unnoticed. Early Manuscripts & Modern Translations of the New Testament redresses this failure by providing a detailed profile of nearly 70 major New Testament papyri and assessing their effect on modern English Bible translations. A five-page bibliography on textual criticism and fourteen photos of ancient papyrus manuscripts round out this fascinating study.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"A wide variety of readers will appreciate the clear and thorough manner in which the author deals with a timely subject on which many have very fuzzy ideas."
Bruce M. Metzger
"In his clear, thorough presentation, the author brings to our attention a very timely theme which has been much too widely neglected. His contribution deserves much attention, in the whole and in part."
"This book is a significant contribution to NT textual studies, giving information on the NT papyri which would otherwise be virtually inaccessible to the average reader. Dr. Comfort is to be commended for the massive amount of research which has gone into this work. It will find a place among the significant works in its field."
J. Harold Greenlee
"The debate about the role of the papyri in the textual history of the New Testament is one that needs to be kept alive. Comfort's book will assist in keeping this debate before us."
"This fine work effectively accomplishes its goal and pulls together information heretofore available only in widely scattered sources."
Michael W. Holmes
Philip Wesley Comfort
Philip W. Comfort, Ph.D., Litt. et. Phil., has studied English Literature, Greek, and New Testament at the Ohio State University and the University of South Africa. He has taught these subjects at a number of colleges, including Wheaton College, Trinity Episcopal Seminary, Columbia International University, and Coastal Carolina University. He has written several books about the New Testament, in the fields of textual criticism, papyrology, and the Gospel of John.