People/Characters: Kurt Aland

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The Profile Method for Classifying and Evaluating Manuscript Evidence by Mr. Fredrick Wisse
Studies in the Theory and Method of New Testament Textual Criticism by Eldon Jay Epp
The text of the New Testament in contemporary research : essays on the status quaestionis by Bart D. Ehrman

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  1. Manuscripts of the Greek Bible: An Introduction to Palaeography by Bruce M. Metzger (1981)
  2. The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations by Bruce M. Metzger (1977)
  3. Encountering New Testament Manuscripts: A Working Introduction to Textual Criticism by Jack Finegan (1974)
  4. The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism by Kurt Aland (1982)
  5. To What End Exegesis?: Essays Textual, Exegetical, and Theological by Gordon D. Fee (2001)
  6. The Text of the New Testament by Bruce M. Metzger (1964)
  7. A Bibliography of Greek New Testament Manuscripts (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series) by J. K. Elliott (1989)
  8. The Use of the Septuagint in New Testament Research by R. Timothy McLay (2003)
  9. Early Manuscripts and Modern Translations of the New Testament by Philip W. Comfort (1990)
  10. An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and their Texts by D. C. Parker (2008)
  11. Invitation to the Septuagint by Karen H. Jobes (2000)
  12. Studies in methodology in textual criticism of the New Testament by Ernest C. Colwell (1969)
  13. The Living Text of the Gospels by D. C. Parker (1997)
  14. Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism by J. Harold Greenlee (1964)
  15. An Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism by Leon Vaganay (1937)

Character description

Kurt Aland (1915-1994): German New Testament Textual Critic (that is, one who studies the manuscripts of the Greek New Testament, trying to determine the original reading). His contributions to the field have been immense, beginning with his role in updating the famous Nestle edition of the New Testament. He also served on the committee that edited the United Bible Societies' text (an edition that has all but eliminated the competition) and for many years kept the catalog of Greek New Testament manuscripts. He founded the Munster Institute for New Testament Textual studies. These and other contributions surely qualify him as the most fruitful worker on the New Testament text in the second half of the twentieth century. Whether his contributions to textual theory are of the same quality as his data collection is a more difficult question.


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