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THE FACE OF AN APOSTATE ANTICHRIST

A Facebook person interested in New Testament Textual Criticism (NTTC) writes, "I was very reluctant [to buy Ehrman books] as I have tended to regard Ehrman as an anti-church type." We ask, 'That wouldn't be because he is an atheist... Continue Reading →

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The Printed Text of the Greek New Testament

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. Then, there is... Continue Reading →

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

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 – 1994) was... Continue Reading →

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

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 professors (they had... Continue Reading →

NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL CRITICISM: Scribal Tendencies

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 discuss scribal practices... Continue Reading →

Is It the Original or the Earliest Text of the New Testament?

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, it is a... Continue Reading →

NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL CRITICISM: The Origin of the Nomina Sacra

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 Sacra, the first... Continue Reading →

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