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The Printed Text of the Greek New Testament

Edward D. Andrews Separated Into Families We have textual traditions or families of texts, which grew up in a certain region. For example, we have the Alexandrian text-type, which Westcott and Hort called the Neutral text that came from Egypt.... Continue Reading →

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MISREPRESENTING JESUS: Debunking Bart D. Ehrman’s “Misquoting Jesus”

Book Description Edward D. Andrews boldly answers the challenges Bart D. Ehrman alleges against the fully inerrant, Spirit-inspired, authoritative Word of God. By glimpsing into the life of Bart D. Ehrman and following along his course of academic studies, Andrews... Continue Reading →

NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL CRITICISM: Evaluation of The Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM) and Its Usefulness

While The Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM) blog article is 22 pages long and this article is 8 pages long, the full article/chapter (110 pages) is out of THE TEXT OF THE TESTAMENT by Wilkins and Andrews. Wilkins has penned an... Continue Reading →

PALEOGRAPHY: Dating Ancient Manuscripts

Edward D. Andrews Before delving into paleography, we must make mention of Kurt and Barbara Aland. New Testament manuscripts in Greek can be categorized into five categories, according to their assessment in The Text of the New Testament.[1] Kurt Aland (1915... Continue Reading →

DEBUNKING AGNOSTIC BART D. EHRMAN: ‘What We Have Here Are the Error-Ridden Copies of the Autographs’

Edward D. Andrews The Moody experience was intense. I decided to major in Bible theology, which meant taking a lot of biblical study and systematic theology courses. Only one perspective was taught in these courses, subscribed to by all the... Continue Reading →

NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL CRITICISM: Scribal Tendencies

Edward D. Andrews As we have noted elsewhere, the textual scholar looks at two forms of evidence: external (manuscripts) and internal (what the author or scribe wrote). Internal evidence concerns what might have led to scribal errors. Therefore, we will... Continue Reading →

The Original or Earliest Text of the New Testament

Edward D. Andrews This chapter may be somewhat controversial because many modern textual scholars are not certain that we can get back to the original text. Again, when we use the term “original” reading or “original” text in this publication,... Continue Reading →

NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL CRITICISM: The Origin of the Nomina Sacra

Edward D. Andrews Nomina Sacra (singular: nomen sacrum from Latin sacred name): In early Christian scribal practices, there was the abbreviation of several frequently occurring divine names or titles within the Greek manuscripts. In the above is an image of five Nomina... Continue Reading →

The Reading Culture of Early Christianity and Their View of the Integrity of the Greek New Testament

Edward D. Andrews There is evidence of universality in the early orthodox Christian manuscripts. While the elite of the Roman society preferred the roll or scroll for their pagan literature, the Christian preferred the codex book form. This is even... Continue Reading →

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