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Transmitting The New Testament Online

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Chapter Summary

The Greek New Testament poses great challenges to any attempt to provide a scholarly critical edition for at least two technical reasons. This chapter describes and illustrates the traditional workflow that has to be maintained in order to produce a critical edition in print. It also attempts to sketch a digital workflow that integrates images of the manuscripts with transcription, apparatus building, stemmatological analysis and publishing. The chapter intends to sketch a fully integrated digital edition of the New Testament that will ultimately be produced online as well. It focuses on the traditional ways of editing the New Testament, which the author calls analogue. It sketches a digital workflow that aims at a fully integrated digital edition. Finally, the chapter discusses some issues and obstacles that need to be looked at when pursuing the digital way of editing.

Keywords: Greek New Testament; manuscript



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