The 'Textual Mechanics' of Early Jewish LXX/OG Papyri and Fragments
By Robert A. Kraft (University of Pennsylvania) [updated somewhat 18 Nov
2002][integrated to main file 12no2008]
[This is a greatly expanded and revised form of a paper first delivered in
May 1998 (Hampton Court, Herefordshire England) to the conference on "The
Bible as Book: The Transmission of the Greek Text" sponsored by the Van
Kampen Foundation and The Scriptorium: Center for Christian Antiquities.
A shorter form of the revised essay is scheduled to appear in the volume
being prepared from that conference.]
[The images of MSS provided here are secondary and provisional in nature,
mostly drawn from the referenced publications, and intended to help illustrate
various aspects of the subject under examination. For a quick list of the
fragments reviewed here (and others),
Papyri and MSS for LXX/OG Study or the main index
Context and Overview
This study is very much "in process," and to view the larger picture (including
images of manuscripts) as well as to see periodic supplements and updates
the reader is referred to the author's index page
for this and related presentations..
The remainder of this presentation has been updated and is available here.