Five Considerations About Arguments Based on Stylistic Differences

By | 2016-11-03T19:41:40+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Categories: Pericope de Adulterae, Post Slider on Main Page, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , |

How should we think about arguments against the traditional human authorship of a certain passage or book of Scripture based on style and word choice, such as this one by Bart Ehrman: “its writing style is very different from what we find in the rest of John (including the stories immediately before and after); and it includes a large number of words and phrases that are otherwise alien to the Gospel” (Misquoting Jesus, […]

Four Reasons to Reject the Floating Tradition Argument Against the Pericope Adulterae

By | 2016-11-03T19:41:40+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Categories: Home Page Slider, Pericope de Adulterae, Post Slider on Main Page, Textual Criticism|Tags: , |

The “floating tradition” argument against the authenticity of the Pericope Adulterae (PA), John 7:53-8:11, is summarized well by Bruce Metzger in 1964, “The pericope is obviously a piece of floating tradition which circulated in certain parts of the Western Church. It was subsequently inserted into various manuscripts at various places” (Text Of The New Testament, pg. 320). The argument attempts to capitalize on the fact that the woman caught in adultery […]

Making Mountains Out of Molehills – Part 2

By | 2016-11-03T19:41:41+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Categories: Critical Text Onlyism, James White, Pericope de Adulterae, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , |

Making Mountains Out of Molehills

Part 2

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This is the 2nd part in the series covering Mr. White’s Apologia episode.

31:00 People are afraid, they just want black and white
31:20 Dr. Dan Wallace, leading textual scholar of our day; There are many, many people who are willing to trade the truth for certainty.
31:43 And many of those people are sitting in the pews of our churches
31:47 […]

Defense of the Pericope by Dr. Edward Freer Hills

By | 2016-11-03T19:41:41+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Categories: Pericope de Adulterae|

Defense of the Pericope by Dr. Edward Freer Hills

The Woman Taken In Adultery (John 7:53-8:11)

The story of the woman taken in adultery (called the pericope de adultera) has been rather harshly treated by the modern English versions. The R.V. and the A.S.V. put it in brackets; the R.S.V. relegates it to the footnotes; the N.E.B. follows Westcott and Hort in removing it from its customary place altogether and printing it at the end […]

Response to James White on Augustine and the Pericope Adulterae

By | 2016-11-03T19:41:41+00:00 March 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 […]