Textus Receptus – Default Text or Chosen Text?

By | 2017-01-14T18:41:41+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Categories: Tall Tales of Textual Criticism, Textual Myths|Tags: , , , |

One of the oft made claims of a popular apologist in evangelical circles is that the Reformers did not choose the Textus Receptus, but that they used it because they had no other options. Is that true? Were there no other Greek New Testaments during the Reformation apart from the Textus Receptus? Let’s see.

The Complutensian Polyglot

In 1514 the New Testament of the Complutensian Polyglot was printed beating Erasmus’ GNT by 2 years. Now […]

Follow Up: Codex Montfortianus, Erasmus, and 1 John 5:7

By | 2016-11-03T19:41:35+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Comma Johanneum, Confessional Textual View, Erasmus, Erasmus Myths, Greek Language, Post Slider on Main Page|Tags: , , , , , , |

In a previous article I addressed the issue of Codex Montfortianus and Erasmus and showed that the so called “British” Codex that Erasmus used could not be Codex Montfortianus.  I was pleased to find out that Dr. White responded to my article during his Dividing Line on June 16.  However, his comments were not as helpful as I had hoped.  He has completely missed the point of my post and did not address […]

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

By | 2016-11-03T19:41:35+00:00 June 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 […]

A Short Response to James White

By | 2017-05-01T05:48:00+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: Confessional Textual View, Home Page Slider, James White, Post Slider on Main Page, Preservationist Textual Criticism, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , , , , |

Faulty Facts and Assumptions

On Thursday, June 9th, James White posted in the Reformed Pub about the Comma Johanneum.  Like most of Mr. White’s previous interactions with those of us that hold to the Confessional view of Scripture, Mr. White failed to understand the key difference between our position and his, he then claimed victory, and did a Dividing Line episode engaging in ad hominems.  This time however he was called out for his […]

Erasmian Myths: Codex Vaticanus

By | 2016-05-20T15:27:31+00:00 May 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 […]