but especially text criticism
, are therefore indispensable, but only with reservations, since these means of access continue to involve a large measure of hypothetical constructive activity (confession of the limitations of historical-critical research).
Apocryphal Jesus material as well as text criticism
points to a complex history of reception in the second century.
Leuven, the Netherlands) text criticism
has not been fully and systematically applied, but elements of it have only been extracted to shore up arguments in literary criticism or redactive criticism.
In 2000 Pashavra Singh, in an important work of scholarship, The Guru Grant Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority (New Delhi: Oxford University Press), provided an overview of many of the most central issues involved in the text criticism
of the most sacred work of Sikh scripture, the Adi Granth (known to pious members of the Sikh community as the Adi Sri Guru Granth Sahib).
Equally bothersome is the use in this series of a format for the apparatus that is rather idiosyncratic and does not follow standard practice for text criticism
wholeheartedly, however, that the elements of historical criticism (philology, text criticism
, historical analysis, comparison with texts from the cultural contexts) are fundamental to biblical interpretation.
In my opinion, the best way to avoid this danger is to apply text criticism
in exactly the opposite direction than that of the author.
In the field of Qur'anic text criticism
, over the last decades only two scholars, Christoph Luxenberg and Gunter Luling, have used this method.
Few introductory texts explain things such as manuscript transmission, text criticism
, and the role of computers in scholarly research.
With the labors of DJD behind him, Ulrich might now consider writing a systematic comprehensive book on the text criticism
of the Hebrew Bible and especially on what its methods and results mean to biblical scholarship.
The book also provides a fine introduction to text criticism
, a tool with considerable potential for Egyptology, particularly for the study of Pyramid and Coffin Texts, Books of the Dead, and other canonical funerary texts.