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textual criticism

n.
1. The study of manuscripts or printings to determine the original or most authoritative form of a text, especially of a piece of literature.
2. Literary criticism stressing close reading and detailed analysis of a particular text.

textual criticism

n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the scholarly study of manuscripts, esp of the Bible, in an effort to establish the original text
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary criticism emphasizing a close analysis of the text
textual critic n

low′er crit′icism

(ˈloʊ ər)
n.
Biblical criticism having as its purpose the reconstruction of the original texts of the books of the Bible. Also called textual criticism. Compare higher criticism.
[1895–1900]

textual criticism

the close study of a particular literary work in order to establish its original text. — textual critic, n.
See also: Criticism
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Noun1.textual criticism - comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity
literary criticism, criticism - a written evaluation of a work of literature
higher criticism - the scientific study of biblical writings to determine their origin and meaning
lower criticism - the study of existing manuscripts of the Scriptures in order to determine the original text
Masora, Masorah - a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts
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The editors have organized the twelve contributions that make up the main body of the text in three parts devoted to the Gospel according to the apostle Mark, manuscripts and textual criticism, and monotheism and early devotion to Jesus.
A practitioner of textual criticism, Lilly (religious studies, Western Kentucky U.
While Moloney does not reject source criticism, form criticism, redaction criticism, or textual criticism, they are subjected severely to his presentation of Mark's narrative (pp.
The textual criticism of the AG has fared particularly poorly.
Barber through the work of Victor Turner and Mikhail Bahktin; psychoanalytic, deconstructive, and performance-centered essays that recognize the openness of the play to interpretation; the new textual criticism that seeks not to judge and reconcile the differences between the Folio and the Quarto versions of the play, but to honor them.
Elliott, has also added some useful notes on textual criticism of the New Testament, with special reference to Mark, and a chapter on the text and language of the famous Marcan ending to the Gospel, 16: 9-20.
Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, Qumran, Septuagint: Collected Essays; Volume 3
explores such questions as how archaeological remains figure in debates about national and local identity; how the romantic spectacle of ruin, increasingly popular since the 18th century, relates to careful scientific observation; how personal memory rooted in oral tradition evolves with a critical apparatus of textual criticism and the investigation of material archaeological evidence; and how a visit to an archaeological site came to be connected with an experience of history.
This massive, 954-page dictionary contains articles on the books of the Pentateuch, its characters, theology, chronology, concepts, and history, with quite a few articles on methods (source criticism, textual criticism, social scientific criticism, literary or narrative criticism, etc.
Equally close scrutiny is given to Rhenanus's commentaries, starting with the sketchy commentariolus of 1519, moving on to the castigationes and the sixty-page Thesaurus of Tacitus's vocabulary in the 1533 and 1544 editions, and culminating in the magisterial Rerum Germanicarum Libri Tres of 1531, which raised humanist investigations of ancient Germany to a new level by combining textual criticism with wide-ranging historical inquiry, including the use of inscriptions, archeological finds, and manuscript sources.
The author is quite proficient in textual criticism and endowed with a good amount of common sense.
Compared to more sensational publications in Qumran studies, the contents of this volume might seem rather ordinary and restricted to specialists in textual criticism.