Thomas J. Kraus, Ph.D. (2000) in New Testament Study, University of Regensburg, is a private scholar, teaching at a German grammar school and involved in several research projects. He has published, in addition to several studies in research journals, Ad Fontes: Original Manuscripts and Their Significance for Stuying Early Christianity: Selected Essays (Brill, 2007) and Gospel Fragments together with Michael J. Kruger and Tobias Nicklas (OECGT, Oxford, 2009).
Tobias Nicklas, Ph.D. (2000), Habilitation (2004), is Chair of New Testament at the Faculty of
Theology, University of Regensburg, Germany. He has published widely on New
Testament and Christian apocryphal texts, New Testament hermeneutics and
All those interested in the world of ancient manuscripts in general and early Christian manuscripts and their study in particular, as well as classical philologists and scholars of early Christian history.
"The impressive new TENTS series continues here with a further volume of essays edited by Thomas Kraus and Tobias Nicklas. [...] These essays show the importance of detailed attention to individual manuscripts and what these might show, not only in relation to the individual manuscript concerned, but also in relation to broader, more general issues. [...] So too the methodological issues involved in discussing individual manuscripts, seeking to fill lacunae, and postulating historical contexts in which the MSS might have originated, are well highlighted here. This is a valuable collection of essays; it contains too some important material relevant data which will serve as very useful resources for many future studies in this fascinating general area." – Christopher Tuckett, in: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism
"This book contains some excellent studies, examinations of papyri and manuscripts, and critical studies and challenges that have vexed scholars of ancient and early Christian texts for many years. Researchers and scholars who work in these areas will find this book to be invaluable. De Bruyn’s contribution, in particular, may help amulet studies move forward in new and exciting ways. This volume will surely generate an enormous amount of continuing scholarship on this topic and is a wonderful addition to this series." – Bradford Lee Eden, in: Journal of Religious & Theological Information
"Thomas Kraus and Tobias Nicklas should be congratulated for seeing this volume through to completion. Its value lies in the research resources, new editions, and reevaluations of familiar manuscripts it contains." – Geoffrey Smith, University of Texas at Austin
, in: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists