He kaine diatheke [in Greek]

(Bible. New Testament. Greek.) WETTSTEIN (Johann Jakob, editor)

He kaine diatheke [in Greek]

Novum Testamentum Graecum; Editionis Receptae Cum Lectionibus Variantibus Codicum MSS, Editionum Aliarum, Versionum Et Patrum Nec Non Commentario Pleniore Ex Scriptoribus Veteribus Hebraeis, Graecis Et Latinis Historiam Et Vim Verborum Illustrante.

Description: 2 vols., with an engraved vignette on the title-pages, a little browned here and there, pp. [vi], 966, [2]; 920, [4], [38], folio, early 19th-century Russia by George Mullen of Dublin (signed in blind at the foot of the front free endpaper in vol. i), elaborately tooled in gilt and blind, the large central panels with a Cathedral-like design in blind, spines richly tooled in gilt and blind and lettered direct in gilt, gilt edges, fancy, wide, embroidered silk markers, joints slightly rubbed, crack at head of spine of lower joint on vol. i, armorial bookplate inside front cover of William Perceval (of Kilmore Court, Co. Waterford), very good

Publication Details: Amsterdam: Dommer, 1751-52

Notes: A splendid pair of binding on the first edition of Wettstein's landmark edition. Wettstein's 'text-critical ideas and the changes to the text that he suggested were an important step toward the modern text established about a hundred years later. He introduced the numbering system for New Testament manuscripts that is still in use today,1 and he collected citations from classical authors that illustrate the New Testament. Wettstein was also a controversial figure: he had to leave Basel for religious reasons, textual criticism of the New Testament being an eyebrow-raising activity. His way of u...more

Bibliography: (Darlow & Moule 4735 - long note)

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Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1751-52

Stock Number: 58518

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