TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism:
Volume 3 (1998)

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The following six articles are based on papers delivered in a meeting of the New Testament Textual Criticism section of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco, November 1997. During this session, Barbara Aland and Klaus Wachtel, two of the editors of the Novum Testamentum Graecum Editio Critica Maior, presented the volume, and four of their colleagues presented their thoughts on this important new work.

Barbara Aland, General Editor of the ECM, "Novum Testamentum Graecum Editio Critica Maior: Presentation of the First Part: The Letter of James"

Bart D. Ehrman, "Novum Testamentum Graece Editio Critica Maior: An Evaluation"

D. C. Parker, "A Critique of the Novum Testamentum Graecum Editio Critica Maior"

Peter H. Davids, "Novum Testamentum Graecum Editio Critica Maior: A Non-Specialist's Perspective"

William L. Petersen, "Some Remarks on the First Volume (The Epistle of James) of the Novum Testamentum Graecum Editio Critica Maior"

Klaus Wachtel, Co-Editor of the ECM, "Response to Four Reviews of the James Volume of the Editio Critica Maior"


One of the goals of TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism is to provide informative and timely reviews of books in the field of biblical textual criticism. Anyone who would like to suggest a book for review or who would like to volunteer to be a reviewer may contact the TC book review editor, Leonard Greenspoon ( or the general editor, James R. Adair (

Barbara Aland, Kurt Aland, Klaus Wachtel, Gerd Mink, eds., Novum Testamentum Graecum Editio Critica Maior, vol. IV, installment 1: James - HTML, HTML original scripts, text (J. K. Elliott, reviewer)