It should also be noted that the Ecclesiastical Text position is taught in Westminster Confession 1. For one who is familiar with the field of textual criticism and wants to interact with the best positive and balanced case and defense for the Ecclesiastical Text position, see Dr. Where to Start? We demonstrate this negative assertion:.
From the providence of God, which by a singular kindness has so watched over our codex that it might not at any time take in anything defective, according to Isa. Therefore, even today the canon of Scripture is uncorrupted. Adeyemi gives an excellent introduction to the Scriptural issues at stake. He includes numerous choice quotes from the reformers and puritans, and clearly distinguishes the change of viewpoint that came into reformed theology through B.
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Kayser wrote the first two sections, Pickering the third section. Kayser is especially helpful in listing out the Biblical verses and presuppositions that factor into, and should guide, the issues. He and Pickering also overwhelmingly show the corruption of the critical texts and the superiority of the Majority Texts.
Wilson, Andrew — Prefer the Shorter Reading? This unproven assumption is based upon the premise that scribes would most of the time have willingly expanded the text, which means that the shorter reading was original contrary to them having any fear of God and contrary to the testimony of the early Church Fathers.
This pillar of modern textual criticism, unbeknownst to many, has been thoroughly disproved by half a dozen recent textual studies. Consistent with common sense, scribes, insofar as they unintentionally made mistakes, most often simply left a letter or word out bad eyesight.
Wilson provides a table. Modern textual criticism, which underlies the basis of most modern Bible versions, has no clothes on; but rather has been cutting out the Word of God Rev. Pickering demonstrates that the critical Greek texts of the New Testament that many of current Bible translations are based on, are inferior to the traditional texts. This gives a historical account of the preservation of the Majority Text.
The Majority text is also known as the Ecclesiastical, or Byzantine text, as the Christian scribes in Byzantium during the Early Church and Middle Ages transcribed the majority of New Testament texts in Greek that have been traditionally used by the historic Christian Church. Here are Dr. Here is the outline to his essay:. Naturally this begs the question of the Greek original and its preservation. This short and easy to read booklet is both informative and humorous. Clark shines the spotlight on the subjective and unfounded method that liberal textual critics commonly use specifically, Bruce Metzgers Textual Commentary and sprinkles the whole with arguments for the Majority Text.
Their method was that of textual criticism, to vote how likely each verse of the gospels was, by casting colored beads reflective of their vote. Crampton exposes this nonsense masquerading under the name of scholarship. Articles on the Objective Authority of the Biblical Text. Answers to Published Critics. What happens when textual critics cut and manipulate the Greek New Testament according to their every whim? Daniel Wallace called the claiming of Scrivener for the Majority text position by M. Word document, 9 pages. Greek Uncial Archetype of Mark A reconstruction of the original Greek text of the Gospel of Mark, presented in an uncial font, with apparatus-like notes.
The text is color-coded to demonstrate the text-type s from which the adopted variant was drawn. Lectionary Description. A description of Lectionary , a remarkable illustrated medieval Greek Gospels-lectionary. Textually, this is a strong Byzantine witness. Artistically, its many small representations of characters in the Gospels in its margins and Artistically, its many small representations of characters in the Gospels in its margins and initials are also notable. Mark 1 2 In the Prophets A discussion of the evidence for the rival variants in Mark primarily "in the prophets" versus "in Isaiah the prophet" , and a review of the scribal tendency toward specificity and its relevance to this variant-unit.
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Asterisks and Mark — Fact-checking Wallace more. A much-repeated claim in commentaries on the Gospel of Mark is that some copyists expressed doubt about the legitimacy of , sometimes by adding a note about the passage, and sometimes by putting an asterisk alongside the A much-repeated claim in commentaries on the Gospel of Mark is that some copyists expressed doubt about the legitimacy of , sometimes by adding a note about the passage, and sometimes by putting an asterisk alongside the passage.
This essay tests the accuracy of the second part of that claim by investigating six manuscripts which Daniel Wallace has listed as MSS that have a simple asterisk to express scribal doubt about Mk. Seventy-seven Manuscripts from Jerusalem more.
A list of 77 New Testament manuscripts with embedded links to their digital photographs, from the collection of images at the Library of Congress. These manuscripts are housed at the Jerusalem Patriarchate in Jerusalem; they were in the These manuscripts are housed at the Jerusalem Patriarchate in Jerusalem; they were in the collection at the Mar Saba Monastery east of Bethlehem and in the Taphu collection.
Fortunatianus Speaks more. An introductory description of Fortunatianus bishop of Aquileia, a city in NE Italy in the mid's and his newly recovered and translated commentary on the Gospels. This essay features a list of examples of textual variants used by This essay features a list of examples of textual variants used by Fortunatianus, examples of his heavy emphasis on allegorical and typological lessons, and links to related resources, including links to downloadable digital copies of Hugh Houghton's English translation of Fortunatianus' work.
Codex Macedoniensis Y, more. A description of Codex Macedoniensis Y, , an uncial Gospels-manuscript from the 's which became available to textual researchers in The Greek Text of James more.
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A simple presentation of the Greek text of the Epistle of James, compiled according to the principles of the Equitable Eclectic approach, and formatted so as to replicate a first-century font. This file contains a report on news about the yet-unpublished first-century fragment of part of the Gospel of Mark updated to July , with a timeline of previous events related to the fragment and the work of individuals and This file contains a report on news about the yet-unpublished first-century fragment of part of the Gospel of Mark updated to July , with a timeline of previous events related to the fragment and the work of individuals and organizations which may or may not eventually be involved in its publication.
America's Greek New Testament: Minuscule more. This brief essay describes minuscule , a complete Greek manuscript of all 27 books of the New Testament. This is one of only two such manuscripts in the United States.
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Digital page-views are online, and this essay features an index Digital page-views are online, and this essay features an index of the New Testament books in the manuscript. In addition, minuscule 's text of First Peter is compared to the same passage in Codex Sinaiticus, and the outcome shows that in those 12 verses, has the more accurate text. This file, from entries at the blog The Text of the Gospels, features links to digital page-views of about Greek manuscripts, 17 Georgian manuscripts, and 50 Syriac manuscripts, most of which contain texts from the New Testament, from This file, from entries at the blog The Text of the Gospels, features links to digital page-views of about Greek manuscripts, 17 Georgian manuscripts, and 50 Syriac manuscripts, most of which contain texts from the New Testament, from the images of manuscripts at Saint Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai, in the collection of the Library of Congress.
In this two-part essay, I offer a defense of the reading "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" in Luke , and explain why some copyists omitted these words and why other copyists preferred the omission. Sinaiticus and Simonides more.
A three-part examination of how Constantine Tischendorf obtained portions of Codex Sinaiticus in the 's, the claim of Constantine Simonides to have created the codex, and 20 reasons why the claims of Simonides are false. Mark 11 26 How It Disappeared Jan A brief investigation of some early evidence pertaining to Mark , and the scribal mechanism that caused it to be lost in some manuscripts.
With pictures and embedded links. Straining at a Gnat more. Many commentators have alleged that the KJV's rendering in Matthew -- "strain at a gnat" is a misprint. Here I briefly examine the evidence against that idea, showing that the expression was current in English spoken in the era in In this discourse—to which he gave the title Interest Deposed —he considered the many ways in which men deny Christ and His truths, and the causes of such denial, but he also discussed how far a man may consult his safety in time of persecution.
This must have been a dangerous theme for him to pitch upon if he had been a time-server, particularly in a place where he was well-known. He had reminded his audience at the outset that on sending out His ministers Christ had enjoined them to be both wise as serpents and harmless as doves. He had also availed himself of the occasion of his text to insist that Christ needed a learned and faithful ministry 81 , which may indeed have pleased the Presbyterians no less than the Anglicans among his hearers, but this is a theme to which South was to revert again and again, particularly in The Scribe Instructed , a sermon he preached at St.
South, who under Dr. Not all the supporters of a godly and faithful ministry were ignorant men, and South must have been aware that the Independent Dean of Christ Church, John Owen, was himself a learned man. None the less by casting a slur on human learning they sapped the basis of sound scholarship on which all explication of texts must be built. The Assize sermon may therefore be considered as a tract for the times. The drift of this sermon is that the Temple must be rebuilt; though the usurper Jeroboam in the text is clearly to be equated with Cromwell, there is little doubt as to how the Temple is to be rebuilt, i.
Here again, however, South directs his main attacks against those who claimed that human learning is not a necessary requisite for the ministry, i. Since, however, he considers the civil power as the mainstay of true religion—he states emphatically that the civil power cannot be subjected to the ecclesiastical power—; since he also blames the late confusions on the frequent innovations and changes which ultimately cast suspicion on religion, it is easy to guess that the Presbyterians too are responsible for the destruction of the Temple.
At this stage, however, South does not accuse them openly, and Anthony Wood may have thought that he was waiting to see which way the cat would jump before committing himself. Clarendon himself was to become Chancellor of the University in October, and the next year he appointed South his chaplain. According to Wood it was Clarendon who. In South was incorporated D. By then he had preached several times at Whitehall and at Westminster Abbey and was highly valued by Charles II, who made him one of his chaplains in ordinary. As Public Orator of the University he had delivered a Latin speech to the King when he visited Oxford in , and again when the Court came to Oxford during the plague in , and he had also preached to the Queen on that occasion; he had delivered the funeral oration in Latin on the death of Archbishop Juxon in In May he had to congratulate Cosmo de Medici on behalf of the University, and in July he spoke at the dedication of the Sheldonian Theatre.
In this speech he lavished praise on Archbishop Sheldon and on Wren, but his attack on the Royal Society as underminers of the Universities 92 i. The year after he was installed canon of Christ Church. South resigned from the office of Public Orator in October 94 and on December 16, , he sent an account of his travels to his friend and fellow-canon at Christ Church, Edward Pocock, then Regius professor of Hebrew.
This letter, published by Curll as part of the Memoirs , shows that South took an interest in the history and geography of the country he visited, in its religious and economic affairs, in the state of learning, in the laws, language and customs of the people, in the privileges and in the administration of the cities, etc.