Category Archives: Textual Issues

Notes on Early New Testament Manuscripts

Related posts: Notes on Early Christian Churches Notes on Population in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity From Encountering the Manuscripts: An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & New Testament by Philip W. Comfort (see Annotated Bibliography on New Testament … Continue reading

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Michael Kruger Reports on Craig Evans and the Expected Life of the New Testament Autographs

This post explains that the extant copies of the New Testament might be more closely related to the originals than previously thought. (2 min read; 581 words) Source: Is the Original Text of the New Testament Lost? Rethinking Our Access … Continue reading

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A Sub-Bibliography of Nineteenth-Century and Prior Works

This is a subsidiary post of Annotated Bibliography on New Testament Text and Canon. Because my bibliography on text and canon (“apostolic apologetics”) is so long, and because older works have particular advantages and disadvantages, I thought it might be … Continue reading

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William Lane Craig on Bart D. Ehrman (1 of 6) – YouTube

William Lane Craig on Bart Ehrman (1 of 6) – YouTube.

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Annotated Bibliography on New Testament Text and Canon

These are works I have cited in various posts I have written for this blog.  The list is not exhaustive for often I have cited a work with the relevant information in the post itself.  I’ve begun this bibliography so … Continue reading

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The Reliability of the New Testament (Textual Corruption) – YouTube

The Reliability of the New Testament (Textual Corruption) – YouTube. (from the InspiringPhilosophy YouTube channel) This video quotes Dan Wallace, Darrell Bock, and Craig Evans.  Perhaps its greatest value is in demonstrating one-by-one that the textual variants presented by skeptics … Continue reading

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Manuscript evidence for superior New Testament reliability | CARM

This is a chart of ancient authors which indicates the number of manuscripts and the dating of the oldest manuscript for each.  It is similar, though more extensive, than a chart by Rich Deem to which I have also linked. … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Original Autographs and Original Texts | Michael J. Kruger

Excerpt: …when it comes to the quantity of manuscripts, the New Testament is in a class all its own. Although the exact count is always changing, currently we possess more than 5,500 manuscripts of the New Testament in Greek alone. … Continue reading

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Are Scribal Variations In The Gospels A Problem? – J. Warner Wallace and Bobby Conway

Jim Wallace explains to Bobby Conway (for our sake, of course) why scribal errors do not prevent us from understanding what the New Testament writers originally wrote. I hasten to add that scribal errors are simply a fact of life … Continue reading

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