This article discusses some matters of New Testament textual criticism: there is an abundance of existing manuscripts, the variants are mostly insignificant, and all doctrines are easily preserved in the midst of viable textual variants.
This article considers the preservation of the Scriptures in relation to the inspiration of the original manuscripts. The author looks at the history of the Old Testament text, the Masoretic text and its witnesses, including discoveries from the Dead Sea Scrolls. The New Testament is also discussed with equal weight on its purity as far as the autographs are concerned.
The field of New Testament textual criticism was strongly influenced by the publication of Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus: The Story behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. The publication's main argument was that the early orthodox faith radically changed the text to conform to their views.
This paper reflects on and responds to the debate about the function of the Majority Text and its implications for textual criticism. The publication of The New Testament according to the Majority Text, edited by Arthur Farstad and Zane Hodges, sparked a warm debate about the Greek text of the New Testament.
At its beginning stages textual criticism aimed at establishing the text as the author wished to have it presented to the public. Modern textual criticism has taken a different turn. This article looks at five aims in the study of textual criticism within OT studies.
This the first article by this author on the principles of textual criticism. In the past, these principles have underminded the divine authorship of scripture through their aim to discover authorial intent. The author appeals for principles which honor the inspiration and inerrancy of scripture and its inerrancy.