The living text of the Gospels


The living text of the Gospels

D.C. Parker

Cambridge University Press, c1997

  • : hbk
  • : pbk.

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes



This book represents an important departure in Gospel studies and textual criticism. David Parker offers a different way of reading the Gospels which treats seriously the fact that they first existed as manuscripts. Through an analysis of the different forms of a number of key passages, he demonstrates that the Gospels cannot be properly understood as texts without taking into consideration their physical existence as manuscripts, printed books and electronic text. In conclusion, he argues that the search for an original text of the Gospels overlooks the way in which the early church passed down its traditions. This book challenges many of the assumptions of New Testament scholarship. But, at the same time, it does not assume any prior knowledge of the discipline, and can therefore be used as a unique alternative to traditional primers of New Testament textual criticism.


  • Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • 1. The theory
  • 2. The materials
  • 3. The practice
  • 4. As our Saviour taught us ... the Lord's Prayer
  • 5. The sayings on marriage and divorce
  • 6. The story of the woman taken in adultery
  • 7. Secrets and hypotheses
  • 8. The endings of Mark's Gospel
  • 9. The last chapters of Luke
  • 10. The development and transmission of the Fourth Gospel
  • 11. From codex to disk
  • 12. The living text
  • Indexes.

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