This text-critical study of the Apostolos (all of the New Testament apart from the Gospels) of the fourth-century Greek father Athanasius of Alexandria has two aims in view: one analytical and one methodological. An initial review of Athanasius’s life and writings and a survey of the Alexandrian text-type precede an analysis of Athanasius’s text to determine its classification within the major New Testament text-types, and particularly its suspected Alexandrian character. The book also compares the results of methods traditionally used on the texts of the fathers with the use of an alternative and advanced method, multivariate analysis. Unlike quantitative and group profile analyses, multivariate analysis utilizes not just a single dimension but the full dimensionality of the source data.
The Text of the Apostolos in Athanasius of Alexandria
Carl P. Cosaert
This volume fills a void in patristic textual analysis by applying the latest methodological advances to the Gospel text of Clement, the earliest of the Alexandrian fathers. Cosaert concludes that Clement’s text reveals primarily an Alexandrian influence in John and Matthew and a stronger ...
Carroll D. Osburn
Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)
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