NT Manuscripts Made to Order (Erasmus and I Jn5.7)

By |2016-11-03T19:41:35+00:00June 15th, 2016|Categories: Comma Johanneum, Erasmus, Erasmus Myths, Greek Language, history, Home Page Slider, Post Slider on Main Page, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , , , |

It is commonly known that Erasmus did not include a large section of 1 John 5:7 in the 1st and 2nd Editions of his Greek New Testament.  This is the so called Comma Johanneum,  “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (KJV) Despite being accepted as Scripture by Christians for millenia, Erasmus did not include it because he could not […]

Erasmian Myths: Codex Vaticanus

By |2016-05-20T15:27:31+00:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: Erasmus, Erasmus Myths, history|Tags: , , , , |

Erasmus & Codex Vaticanus

[Part 1:  Erasmus & the Comma Johanneum]

In part 2 of our series, The Erasmian Myths, we will deal with the oft repeated, but never proven claim, that Erasmus didn’t have access to Codex Vaticanus, but if he did he would have used it.  But this claim has no foundation in reality.  Did he have access to Codex Vaticanus?  And what was his opinion of this […]

Response to James White on Augustine and the Pericope Adulterae

By |2016-11-03T19:41:41+00:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Critical Text Onlyism, history, Pericope de Adulterae, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , |

This post is in response to a few claims made in the video, Dr. White Answers Critics on Apologia TV, which James White recorded after our argument in the Reformed Pub Facebook group about the Pericope Adulterae, the passage about the woman caught in adultery (John 7:53-8:11). First, I’d like to express my utmost […]

William Whitaker on Augustine’s View of the Apocrypha

By |2016-11-03T19:41:41+00:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: history|Tags: , , , , , |

We allow that the council of Carthage, and Gelasius with his seventy bishops, and Innocent, and Augustine, and Isidore call these books canonical. But the question is, in what sense they called them canonical. Now, we deny that their meaning was to make these books, of which we now speak, of equal authority with those which are canonical in the strict sense; and the truth of this we will prove from antiquity, from Augustine, and […]

Erasmian Myths: The Comma Wager

By |2017-04-02T10:01:18+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Comma Johanneum, Erasmus, Erasmus Myths, history, James White, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , |

Erasmian Myths

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the publication of Erasmus Greek New Testament and his Latin translation.  And next week at Houston Baptist University there will be a conference on Erasmus and his work.  In light of this, I present the following 4 post series on the biggest myths about Erasmus.  If you listened to evangelical promoters of textual criticism, then you’ve probably heard a few, if not all […]