Citing Text Collections 8: NTApoc

NTApoc is a two-volume translation of the sixth edition of Neutestamentliche Apokryphen, edited by Wilhelm Schneemelcher. The first edition of the German work was edited by Edgar Hennecke, which explains why sometimes one encounters references to Hennecke-Schneemelcher. The current edition of NTApoc is actually the second English edition; the first was published in the mid-1960s … Continue reading Citing Text Collections 8: NTApoc

Canon Muratori/The Muratorian Fragment

A blog reader recently submitted several questions about the Canon Muratori/the Muratorian Fragment, which provides an opportunity not only to consider this document but also to discuss the preferred way to cite Schneemelcher’s New Testament Apocrypha (NTApoc). This post will discuss the Canon Muratori/the Fragment Muratori; the next post will provide details on citing NTApoc. … Continue reading Canon Muratori/The Muratorian Fragment

Citing Text Collections 6: ANF and NPNF

The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325 (ANF) and A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church (NPNF) are well over a century old, but they continue to be reprinted by publishers and cited by writers in the field. Consequently, SBLHS devotes a specific … Continue reading Citing Text Collections 6: ANF and NPNF

Periods of Time: Centuries

Given the nature of our discipline—the study of ancient texts within their contexts—it is not surprising to encounter frequent references to historical periods. For example, the most recent issue of our Journal of Biblical Literature contained seventy instances of the terms century and centuries, an average of once every 3.8 pages. We imagine that similar … Continue reading Periods of Time: Centuries