New Testament Textual Criticism Today

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New Testament Textual Criticism Today

  1. 1. NEW TESTAMENTTEXTUAL CRITICISM TODAY Graduate Research Lectures Heritage Christian University Doug Burleson
  2. 2. THE METHOD TODAY• Reasoned Eclecticism –Uses both external (MS readings) and internal (author/scribe tendencies) evidences; text-types developed• Radical/Thorough-Going Eclecticism – Only internal; avoids “cult of the best MSS”• Priority Groups (Byzantine, etc.) Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  3. 3. INTERNAL METHOD TODAY• Transcriptional evidence – tendency of the scribe; what gives an explanation for the readings? – Shortest readings – Hardest readings – Reading different from the parallels – Reading that best explains the origin of the others.• Intrinsic evidence – tendencies of writings of that writer and literary considerations. Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  4. 4. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW?• International Greek New Testament Project.• Developments in publishing areasince UBS 3rd (1975) and N-A 26th (1979) changed things.• Electronic Resources. Digital and print (Sinaiticus in high res) Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  5. 5. CENTERS OF STUDY: MUENSTER Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  6. 6. CENTERS OF STUDY: MUENSTER Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  7. 7. CENTERS OF STUDY: MUENSTER Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  8. 8. CENTERS OF STUDY: MUENSTER Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  9. 9. CENTERS OF STUDY: MUENSTER Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  10. 10. CENTERS OF STUDY: MUENSTER Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  11. 11. CENTERS OF STUDY: MUENSTER Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  12. 12. CENTERS OF STUDY: MUENSTER Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  13. 13. CENTERS OF STUDY: MUENSTER Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  14. 14. CENTERS OF STUDY: ABMC Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  15. 15. CENTERS OF STUDY: ABMC Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  16. 16. CENTERS OF STUDY: IGNTP Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  17. 17. CENTERS OF STUDY: HCNTTS Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  18. 18. CENTERS OF STUDY: CSNTM Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  19. 19. CENTERS OF STUDY: CSNTM Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  20. 20. CENTERS OF STUDY: CSNTM Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  21. 21. BRITISH LIBRARY Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  22. 22. RESOURCES: ETC BLOG Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  23. 23. VANITY!!!Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  24. 24. SAMPLE OF METHOD Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University
  25. 25. JOYS OF THE FIELD• We get to ask and strive to answer “What is the text?”• We get to fight on the front lines in regard to the nature and authority of Scripture.• We get to read the earliest commentary on the text.• We get to see that sometimes there are multiple understandings that are mutually legitimate.• We are blessed to gain a better understanding of the history of the Bible. Graduate Research Lectures 2011, Heritage Christian University

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