1 John 5:7 & Roman Catholic Provenance of Later Manuscripts

Introduction  Recently, the Comma Johanneum (1 John 5:7) has been of particular interest in the text-critical discussion. I initially address some of the talking points here and Dr. Jeff Riddle here. Typically, advocates of the modern critical text appeal to the lateness of the manuscripts that have the passage to demonstrate why they believe itContinue reading “1 John 5:7 & Roman Catholic Provenance of Later Manuscripts”

A Crash Course in the Textual Discussion

Introduction When I first started learning about the textual variants in my Bible, I had a great number of misconceptions about textual criticism. I thought myself rather educated on the matter because I had read the KJV Only Controversy twice and had spent hours upon hours watching the Dividing Line. Yet, when it came downContinue reading “A Crash Course in the Textual Discussion”

Memoirs of an ESV-Onlyist: Reflecting on the Text and Canon Conference

Introduction On Reformation weekend, a small conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia called The Text and Canon Conference which focused on offering a clear definition of what it means when people advocate for the Masoretic Hebrew and Received Greek text. For those that are not up to date with all of the jargon, the MasoreticContinue reading “Memoirs of an ESV-Onlyist: Reflecting on the Text and Canon Conference”

Putting the Conversation in Perspective

Introduction It may be difficult for many people to see the relevance of the textual discussion. This is often because it is rare that a positive case is made for the modern critical text.The majority of exposure people get to this conversation from a modern critical text position are simply polemics and a healthy doseContinue reading “Putting the Conversation in Perspective”

Textual Methodologies & Transmission Narratives

Introduction In this article, I describe the three distinct categories that exist within the context of the textual discussion. These categories are Textual Methodology, Text Platform, and Translation. A failure to properly recognize these categories as distinct will inevitably result in a worthless conversation wherein one person boldly enters a thread and declares everybody butContinue reading “Textual Methodologies & Transmission Narratives”

Textual Methodology, Text Platforms, and Translation

Introduction The conversation of textual criticism, which is properly called textual scholarship, has made its way to popular forums, Facebook threads, and even churches. Perhaps this has been the case for some time, but it seems that there has been a major uptick in people who have expressed interest in the topic. Oftentimes terminology muddlesContinue reading “Textual Methodology, Text Platforms, and Translation”