The Greek Text of Galatians

I just learned that Stephen C. Carlson is interested in Swanson and the text of Galatians because his dissertation is going to be on the text of Galatians and its history. In honour of his work, which will hopefully be available on DukeSpace in the not too distant future, here is a bibliography of some works related to the text of Galatians.

Aland, Barbara and Andreas Juckel, eds. Das Neue Testament in syrischer Überlieferung II: Die Paulinischen Briefe, Teil 2: Korintherbrief, Galaterbrief,… (Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen Textforschung, 23). de Gruyter, 1995. 3110146134.
Reviewed by William L. Petersen:

Aland, Kurt, ed. Text und Textwert der griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments II:
Die Paulinischen Briefe, vol. 3: Galaterbrief bis Philipperbrief
. (Arbeiten zur Neutestamentlichen Textforschung, 18). de Gruyter, 1991.

Bligh, John. Galatians in Greek: A Structural Analysis of St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians, with Notes on the Greek. Detroit: University of Detroit Press, 1966.

Bover y Oliver, José María. “Textus codicis claromontani (D) in epistula ad Galatas.” Biblica. 12:2 (1931): 199-218.

Clemons, James Thomas. “Studies in the Syriac Text of Galatians.” PhD; Duke University, 1963.

Detering, Hermann. “The Original Version of the Epistle to the Galatians – Explanations.” Translated by Frans Joris Fabri, 2003.
Holds to the view that Marcion compiled Galatians along with Paul’s other letters.

Elliott, J. K. “Review of ‘Reuben Sawson ed. New Testament Greek Manuscripts: Variant Readings Arranged in Horizontal Lines Against Codex Vaticanus. Galatians. Wheaton: Tyndale House, 1999.’” Novum Testamentum. 43:2 (2001): 178-180.

Eshbaugh, Howard. “Textual Variants and Theology: A Study of the Galatians Text of Papyrus 46.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament. 3 (1979): 60-72.

Förster, Hans “Zwei Papyrusfragmente mit sahidischen Texten aus dem Neuen Testament (Lk 9,12b. 17c-18. 22b-23a und Gal 4,20c-24a. 25c-28): Edition von P.Vindob. K. 7654 und P.Vindob. K. 7598” Mitteilungen zur christlichen Archäologie. 15 (2009): 77-84.

Lagrange, M. J. “La Vulgate latine de l’épître aux Galates et le texte grec.” Revue Biblique. NS 14 (1917): 424-450.

Morton, Andrew Queen, Sidney Michaelson, and David Thompson. A Critical Concordance to the Letter of Paul to the Galatians. Wooster: Biblical Research Associates, 1980.

Prins, Johannes Jacobus. “De brief aan de Galatiërs in de Edit. N.T. VIII van Tischendorf.” Theologisch Tijdschrift. 6 (1872): 615-627.

Prins, Johannes Jacobus. “Twee uitgaven van den brief aan de Galatiërs, Winer en Wieteler.” Jaarbb. v.W. Theol. D. III, (1860): 406-434.

Reeve, Anne., ed. Erasmus’ Annotations on the New Testament: Galatians to the Apocalypse: Facsimile of the Final Latin Text With All Earlier Variants. Brill Academic Publishers, 1993. 9004099069.

Silva, Moisés. “The Text of Galatians: Evidence from the Earliest Greek Manuscripts.” In, Scribes and Scripture: New Testament Essays in Honor of J. Harold Greenlee. Edited by David Alan Black. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1992. 17-25. 0931464706.

Swanson, Reuben., ed. New Testament Greek Manuscripts: Variant Readings Arranged in Horizontal Lines Against Codex Vaticanus. Galatians. Wheaton: Tyndale House, 1999. 0842339744. William Carey, 2002. 0865850690.

van Manen, W. C. “Marcions Brief van Paulus aan de Galatiers.” Theologisch tijdschrift. Vol 21 Leiden (1887): 528-533. Transcribed into English by D. J. Mahar (1998).
Available at:

Wallace, Daniel B. “Galatians 3:19-20: A Crux Interpretum for Paul’s View of the Law.” Westminster Theological Journal. 52:2 (1990): 233-34.
Wallace discusses the textual variants in 3:19.

Wachtel, Klaus and Klaus Witte, eds. Die paulinischen Briefe, Teil 2: Gal, Eph, Phil, Kol, 1 u. 2 Thess, 1 u. 2 Tim, Tit, Phlm, Hebr. (vol. 2 of Das Neue Testament auf Papyrus) Berlin: de Gruyter, 1994. LXVII-XC. 3110146126, 9783110146127.

Weiss, Bernhard. Textkritik der paulinische Briefe. (Texte und Unterschungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literature 14,3) Leipzig: Hinrichs, 1896.

Wolfe, Charles E. “A New Path: How a Textual Variant Provides Additional Insight.” Christian Ministry. 10:1 (1979): 19-21.
Galatians 2:1-5

Wouters, A. ed. The Chester Beatty Codex AC 1499: A Graeco-Latin Lexicon on the Pauline Epistles and a Greek Grammar. (Chester Beatty Monographs, no. 12; Leuven: Peeters, 1988). 9068311247, 9789068311242.
Reviewed by J. N. Birdsall, Classical Review. 40 (1998): 152-3.

Zimmer, Friedrich. “Zur Textkritik des Galaterbriefes.” Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Theologie. 24 (1881): 481-493; 25 (1882): 327-343; 26 (1883): 294-308.

2 responses to “The Greek Text of Galatians

  1. Stephen C. Carlson

    Thanks for this list. If there’s one reference I would like to add, it would be:

    Weiss, Bernhard
    1896 Textkritik der paulinische Briefe. Texte und Unterschungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literature 14,3. Leipzig: Hinrichs.

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