TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism:
Volume 2 (1997)

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Editorials and General Information for Readers

TC Notes: A Message from the Editor #3 (August 19, 1997) [Embedded Fonts]

TC Notes: A Message from the Editor #4 (August 19, 1997) [Persistent URLs]

Obituary: F. E. Deist

The following articles in TC volume 2 are now available.


Andrew E. Steinmann, "Jacob's Family Goes to Egypt: Varying Portraits of Unity and Disunity in the Textual Traditions of Exodus 1:1-5"

Abstract: Several textual variants are present in the various witnesses to the text of Exod 1:1-5 (MT, SP, 4QExodb, LXX). Although at first glance most of these variants seem unrelated and unimportant, a close reading of the text suggests that they are neither. One stream of tradition (MT, SP) contains variants that, taken together, stress the fractured nature of Jacob's family. Another stream of tradition (4QExodb, LXX) seeks to downplay the family differences.


One of the goals of TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism is to provide informative and timely reviews of books in the field of biblical textual criticism. Anyone who would like to suggest a book for review or who would like to volunteer to be a reviewer may contact the TC book review editor, Leonard Greenspoon ( or the general editor, James R. Adair (

Charles Landon, A Text-Critical Study of the Epistle of Jude (James R. Adair, Jr., reviewer)

Peter John Gentry, The Asterisked Materials in the Greek Job (Johann Cook, reviewer)

John William Wevers, Notes on the Greek Text of Leviticus (David L. Washburn, reviewer)

Harry Y. Gamble, Books and Readers in the Early Church: A History of Early Christian Texts (James R. Adair, Jr., reviewer)

George Anton Kiraz, Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels: Aligning the Sinaiticus, Curetonianus, Peshitta and Harklean Versions (William L. Petersen, reviewer)

Roderic L. Mullen, The New Testament Text of Cyril of Jerusalem (Vincent Broman, reviewer)

H. P. S. Bakker, Towards a Critical Edition of the Old Slavic New Testament. A Transparent and Heuristic Approach (D. C. Parker, reviewer)

Gert J. Steyn, Septuagint Quotations in the Context of the Petrine and Pauline Speeches of the Acta Apostolorum (Johann Cook, reviewer)