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THE SCRIBE AND THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT is a comprehensive exploration of the critical role played by scribes in the transmission of the New Testament text throughout history. This book provides a fascinating and informative overview of the evolution of scribal practices and their impact on the New Testament text, revealing how scribal tendencies have led to the creation of variant readings.

The book delves into the significance of studying scribal activities in textual criticism, explaining how understanding scribal errors can help scholars determine the original text of the New Testament. The book provides examples of the most common types of scribal errors and offers strategies for identifying and correcting them.

With clear and accessible language, the book explains the historical and cultural context of scribal practices in the New Testament era. It highlights the importance of recognizing the impact of scribal activities on the transmission of the New Testament text and its continuing relevance to contemporary scholarship.

THE SCRIBE AND THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT is an essential resource for anyone interested in textual criticism, the history of the New Testament, or the cultural context of the ancient world. It is an invaluable guide for scholars, students, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the New Testament and its transmission through history.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (March 14, 2023)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 367 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8387004544
  • Item Weight: ‎ 1.08 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.83 x 9 inches



EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

THE SCRIBE AND THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT: Scribal Activities in the Transmis

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