Novum Testamentum Patristicum

For those involved in the History of Interpretation, it would be worthwhile to pay attention to Novum Testamentum Patristicum. This is an international enterprise whereby 45 volumes are expected to come out in German or English. The goal of this series is to provide critical analysis of the New Testament texts in the early church. Here is the list of contributors.

Here is a blurb from their home page:

The Novum Testamentum Patristicum Commentary Series (NTP) evaluates the reception of the entire New Testament in ancient Christian literature and examines each passage within its respective context.

45 volumes (39 commentaries and 6 supplementary volumes) are scheduled to come out either in German or in English. The project was initiated in 1993 by Kurt Niederwimmer, in cooperation with Gerhard May (d. 2007), Henning Paulsen (d. 1995) and Basil Studer (d. 2008). The present editors are Andreas Merkt (since 2004), Tobias Nicklas (since 2005) and Joseph Verheyden (since 2007). The first volume, M. Meiser, Galater, NTP 9, was published in 2007. On August 18, 2008 this volume (together with another work) received the ‘Pope Benedict XVI’ Research Award, worth €15,000, from the Governor of Bavaria.

The series is published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, under the supervision of Jörg Persch.

The NTP-Group comprises about 30 scholars from various countries, disciplines and denominations. Their contact details can be found in the list of participating authors.

They regularly organize international conferences (Oxford 2007, Leuven 2009, Regensburg 2010, Siegen 2011, Leuven 2012, Groningen 2013). The conference papers are published in a volume.

Pertinent to my PhD studies, I’m personally looking forward to the Hebrews volume, edited by Drs. Gabriella Aragione and Enrico Norelli.


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