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Title: The Textual Traditions of Acts
Subtitle: What has Discourse Analysis Contributed?
Author(s): DAWSON, Zachary K.
Volume: 100 Issue: 4 Date: 2019
This article assesses Jenny Read-Heimerdinger’s application of discourse analysis to the problem of the two textual traditions of the book of Acts. Based on an analysis of the textual variants of the Apostolic Decree and a consideration of Jewish perspective of both traditions, this article concludes, contrary to Read-Heimerdinger, that the Alexandrian tradition is more likely to represent the original text and contains a more Jewish-oriented perspective, which calls her application of discourse analysis into question and reaffirms the primacy of the Alexandrian text.