𝔓37 The front side of Papyrus 37, a 3rd-century papyrus of Matthew 26; currently housed in the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor Library
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Text and Canon of the New Testament by Alexander Souter

Today’s free book is Alexander Souter’s study of New Testament Textual Criticism and canonicity. This public domain title was digitised from the scanned from the copy held in Spurgeon’s College library.

Alexander Souter [1873-1949], The Text and Canon of the New Testament. London: Duckworth, 1912, 1935. Hbk. pp.254. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Ancient Texts and Their Transmission
  • Sources of the New Testament Text
  • Greek Manuscripts
  • The Older Versions: Latin and Syriac
  • The Older Versions (Egyptian [Coptic] Versions, Gothic)
  • Secondary Versions
  • Patristic (and Other Early) Citations
  • Printed Editions of the Greek New Testament
  • Principles of Criticism, etc.
  • The Future Out
  • The Canon of the New Testament
    1. Preliminary: The Idea and the Work
    2. Earliest Collections of Testament Books
    3. The Earliest Period for Extensive Quotation (170-220): The Earliest Versions
    4. Book of Temporary and Local Canonicity
    5. From Origen to Chrysostom in te East
    6. From 250 to 450 in the West
    7. Conciliar Deliverances
    8. The Reformation and Later
  • Selected Documents
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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