On Method and Purpose in New Testament Textual Criticism

In a typical seminary course on New Testament textual criticism (TC), the standard methods are usually outlined: reasoned eclecticism, majority text, thoroughgoing eclecticism, and most recently the coherence-based genealogical method (CBGM), with a few others perhaps included, such as modified majority text (advocated by Harry Sturz), the documentary approach (Philip Comfort), and the single manuscript […]

Commemorating the 200th Birthday of Constantine Tischendorf

This article might have come a bit late for its stated title, but it is nevertheless never late for commemorating the life and work of this important, but perhaps much neglected, scholar who was responsible for providing the primary manuscript basis of the Greek New Testament Bible scholars use today. Less than a month ago, […]

Book Announcement: S.E. Porter and A.W. Pitts, Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism

Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism, another book co-authored by a contributor to this blog, Stanley Porter, and by our colleague, Andrew Pitts, has been published by Eerdmans. A major difference of this book from other introductions to textual criticism is that it incorporates some linguistic considerations into this discussion, as well as having chapters […]