Mark Ward the Conspiracy Theorist

Introduction Mark Ward recently published a pamphlet in November 2020 called, Bibliology for Beginners: What Does the Bible Say About the Bible?. I’m going to do a full analysis on my YouTube channel in the coming weeks, but I ran across something too good not to comment on here. If you’re familiar with Ward’s work,Continue reading “Mark Ward the Conspiracy Theorist”

Modern Critical Text Advocates Cannot Say Anything About Originality or Authenticity

Introduction There are a number of ways the textual criticism discussion goes awry. Sometimes the conversation is hyper focused on textual variants and “textual data,” other times the topic of discussion is Erasmus or the Reformed. What is almost always ignored is what the Scriptures say. There is a reason the Critical Text advocates doContinue reading “Modern Critical Text Advocates Cannot Say Anything About Originality or Authenticity”

Review: The King James Version Discussion – Chapter 7

Introduction Chapter 7, entitled “Fourteen Theses,” makes up over 25% of the page count in this work, so I will try my best to handle each thesis in as little words as possible. As I commented in a previous article, this chapter would have likely been sufficient as the sum of the whole book toContinue reading “Review: The King James Version Discussion – Chapter 7”

Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 6

Introduction In Chapter 6 of The King James Version Debate, Carson addresses the “Modern Defense of the Byzantine Text-Type.” I will take the liberty of interacting more heavily with the material in this chapter and the next, offering more of a critical review than a summary. After some introduction, Carson describes the defenders of theContinue reading “Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 6”

Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 2

Introduction This next chapter titled, “Kinds of Errors in New Testament Manuscripts” is a summary of the various types of scribal errors that can be observed in extant manuscripts, so this article will likely be short. Carson employs this chapter to give his reader context to the actual decision making process that is practiced byContinue reading “Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 2”

Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 1

Introduction In the first chapter of The King James Version Debate, we see a combination of helpful terminology and data points combined with Modern Critical Text Theory. Carson opens up this chapter by highlighting the importance of the printing press to frame the narrative of transmission via hand copying. “The invention of the printing pressContinue reading “Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 1”

Book Review: The King James Version Debate – Preface

Introduction Recently I was asked what I thought of DA Carson’s The King James Version Debate in a comment on my blog. I have not read it, so I thought I would purchase a copy and do a chapter by chapter review like I did for Mark Ward’s Authorized. The reason I initially did notContinue reading “Book Review: The King James Version Debate – Preface”

There is No “Alexandrian” Text Family

Introduction One of the greatest challenges to overcome when discussing textual criticism with the average Christian is breaking through the wall of misconceptions regarding the topic. My personal theory is that if those in the Modern Critical Text had more information, they likely would not support the ongoing efforts of textual scholars. One of theContinue reading “There is No “Alexandrian” Text Family”

Textual Traditionalism, TR Onlyism, and KJV Onlyism

Introduction The use of pejoratives in debate is a time tested tactic that works. I imagine that is why people use them. In the case of the Textual Discussion, many employ pejoratives to associate adherence to a particular Greek and Hebrew text with positions that have negative connotations. This has been effective in steering peopleContinue reading “Textual Traditionalism, TR Onlyism, and KJV Onlyism”