Reminiscences of an Octogenarian

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In these memoirs, Professor Metzger's own words put a human face on his monumental scholarly achievements. The wide array of stories and vignettes - from Senator Joseph McCarthy's attack on RSV committee members and Metzger's audiences with the pope to the time Professor Metzger and other members of the NRSV committee had to crawl out of a library window to get to their dinner - offer the reader a personal insight into some of the twentieth century's crucial developments in the text and translation of the Bible.

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Bruce Manning Metzger is the George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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"These reminiscences of a famous American New Testament scholar are a delight to read! Friends of Bruce Metzger over the years will be grateful for his recollections about many events and projects about which they have often heard. Those for whom he is just a name will also find here fascinating accounts of the International Greek New Testament project, the Bible Societies' Greek text, the translation of the Bible in the Revised Standard Version and the New Revised Standard Version, and the notorious saga of the Yonan Codex of the Syriac Peshitta. All of these have been events in the full life that Metzger has lived."
—Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Professor Emeritus, Biblical Studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

"Bruce Metzger has been involved in so many of the major biblical projects of this century that his autobiography is a window into the tremendous contemporary growth in understanding the Bible. These memoirs reveal a meticulous scholar with an awesome range of knowledge, an outstanding researcher with an appreciation for the religious value of the Bible, and a most sensitive gentleman. Reading his Reminiscences makes us appreciate the highest ideals of biblical scholarship."
—Raymond E. Brown, S.S., Auburn Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY -- Review

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