"Not only do we not have the originals, we don’t have the first copies of the originals. We don’t even have copies of the copies of the originals, or copies of the copies of the copies of the originals. What we have are copies made later—much later. In most instances, they are copies made many centuries later. And these copies all differ from one another, in many thousands of places." - Agnostic NT textual scholar Dr. Bart D. Ehrman
The first part of this CPH Blog article will cover the gist of what is most often discussed in New Testament textual criticism today. Thereafter, we will discuss what should be the primary focus of NTTC (New Testament Textual Criticism). It would seem that Bart D. Ehrman and other Bible critics of his persuasion have... Continue Reading →
Jesus was likely fluent in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin. He was a perfect human with a perfect mind after all. Aramaic was the common language where he grew up, with Greek being the lingua franca for the Roman Empire as a whole, and Hebrew did not begin to wane in Palestine until after the destruction of Jerusalem by Rome in 70 C.E. The synagogues used the Hebrew text. Jesus could have taught in Greek at times if the need arose. However, as th article shows, it is much more complex than this, as complex as this may sound.
F. David Farnell Senior Professor of NT at the Master’s Seminary Isaiah 40:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Matthew 24:35 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. My... Continue Reading →
Introduction Who is the author of the Book of Hebrews? Why does it really matter, if the book is canonical, authoritative and inspired? The book was not signed, and so there have been many suggestions over the centuries. This article will provide evidence that the author of the book of Hebrews is, in fact, the... Continue Reading →
"Four such Gospels became most widely used—those of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in the New Testament—but many others were written. We still have some of the others: for example, Gospels allegedly by Jesus’s disciple Philip, his brother Judas Thomas, and his female companion Mary Magdalene." - Misquoting Jesus (p. 24)