This thirty-third volume in Erasmus' Opera omnia (ASD) is the third within'ordo' VI, that is, the 'ordo' of the New Testament and the Annotations; theParaphrases belong to 'ordo' VII. The division into 'ordines' - each 'ordo' beingdevoted to a specific literary or thematic category - was laid down by Erasmushimself for the posthumous publication of his works (see General introduction,ASD I, pp. x, xvii-xviii, and C. Reedijk, Tandem bona causa triumphat. ZurGeschichte des Gesamtwerkes des Erasmus von Rotterdam. Vortrage der AeneasSilvius-Stiftung an der Universitat Basel, XVI, Basel/Stuttgart, 1980, p. 12 sqq.,21-22).The present volume (tom. VI, 3, edited by Andrew J. Brown, London) containsthe third part of Erasmus' edition of the Nouum Testamentum (Greek and Latintext), to wit RomanS-2 Thessalonians.The other books of the Nouum Testamentum will be published in ASD VI,1 and VI, 4. Tom. VI, 2 (John and Acts, ed. Andrew J. Brown) was published in2001.ASD VI, 5-10 will comprise the Annotations on the New Testament, of whichalready have been published: tom. VI, 5 (Annot. on Matthew-Luke, ed. P.E Hovingh,2000); VI, 6 (Annot. on John and Acts, ed. P.E Hovingh, 2003); VI, 8(Annot. on 1-2 Corinthians, ed. M.L. van Poll-van de Lisdonk, 2003). The orderof publication depends on when the respective volumes are finished.With regard to the edition of 'ordo' VI the Editorial Board is much indebtedto Professor H.J. de Jonge (Leiden) for his expert advice.The Editorial Board and the editor of the present volume are grateful to alllibraries that kindly put books, photostats, microfilms, and bibliographical materialat their disposal.