The Big Lie of Critical Bibliology

The United States, and many other countries, are seeing the fruit of critical scholarship. Statues are coming down, cities are being vandalized and burnt, and people are being assaulted and even killed in what the media is reporting as “mostly peaceful protests”. Many of us are wise to what’s actually going on – the FrankfurtContinue reading “The Big Lie of Critical Bibliology”

Is There Evidence of a “Clean Transmission” from P75 to Codex Vaticanus?

Author’s note: In the first draft of the article, I was responding to the claim that P66 and P75 had a clean transmission to Vaticanus. Dr. Boyce informed me that he was making the claim only about P75. The article has been edited to reflect this correction. Introduction In a recent YouTube debate between Dr.Continue reading “Is There Evidence of a “Clean Transmission” from P75 to Codex Vaticanus?”

Authorized Review – Decidedly Different: An Admission That Doctrine is Affected

Introduction In this review of Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible, I want to demonstrate a critical error in Ward’s thinking as it pertains to the use of multiple translations. Ward claims that there are no major doctrines affected between the KJV and modern translations.  “No major doctrines are affected. ButContinue reading “Authorized Review – Decidedly Different: An Admission That Doctrine is Affected”

Authorized Review – Mark Ward’s Compelling Response to Pastor Joel Beeke

Introduction In this third article examining Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible, I want to take a look at Ward’s handling of Pastor Joel Beeke. It is common for opponents to address Pastor Beeke in their attacks on the King James Bible, because he is one of its most stalwart defenders.Continue reading “Authorized Review – Mark Ward’s Compelling Response to Pastor Joel Beeke”

Authorized Review – Does Authorized Need to Be Updated?

Introduction In order to respond to the anecdotes of Mark Ward, I’d like to introduce the reader to a story of my own. Growing up I was what you might call a “bookworm.” I spent much of my free time reading and writing. Similar to Ward’s account of his childhood, I aced every spelling test.Continue reading “Authorized Review – Does Authorized Need to Be Updated?”

Authorized Review – Textual Criticism and the Scholarly Guild

Introduction This article is the first in a series of articles inspecting several important topics not covered in my Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible review. The first subject I want to cover, that I tried to avoid addressing in my 9 article series is the issue of textual criticism. InContinue reading “Authorized Review – Textual Criticism and the Scholarly Guild”

Authorized Review – Chapter 7: Don’t Be a Berean!

Introduction In Chapter 7 of Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible, Ward ends his book far more clearly than when he started. He finally reveals his solution to the problem of KJV readability – simply read all translations. In fact, he even makes valuing all translations a qualification for being lovingContinue reading “Authorized Review – Chapter 7: Don’t Be a Berean!”

Authorized Review – Chapter 6: Reading the KJV is Sinful

Introduction In chapter 6 of Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible, Mark Ward responds to 10 common objections to abandoning the KJV. Ward opens by stating that “The major theme of this book” is, “How changes in English over the last four hundred years make it nobody’s fault that contemporary readersContinue reading “Authorized Review – Chapter 6: Reading the KJV is Sinful”

Authorized Review – Chapter 5: The KJV as a Second Language

This article is the sixth in a series reviewing Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible. Introduction In chapter 5 of Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible, Ward finally says clearly what has been lurking in between the lines in first four chapters: that the KJV should notContinue reading “Authorized Review – Chapter 5: The KJV as a Second Language”

Authorized Review – Chapter 4: Learning Words is Difficult

This article is the fifth in a series reviewing Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible. Introduction Thus far in Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible, the reader is being introduced to the idea that the King James Bible is more difficult to read than people may think.Continue reading “Authorized Review – Chapter 4: Learning Words is Difficult”