The Textual Issues 2016-11-03T19:41:33+00:00

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

By | 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 [...]

Matthew Henry, Cyprian, & the Comma

By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: Comma Johanneum, Confessional Textual View, Home Page Slider, James White, Preservationist Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , |

Matthew Henry on the Comma Johanneum, Cyprian, Thomas Aquinas, and the Complutensian Polyglot This post originated from a meme and a post in the Confessional Bibliology Facebook group and from the claim of a popular [...]

Five Considerations About Arguments Based on Stylistic Differences

By | 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 [...]

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

By | 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 [...]

Making Mountains Out of Molehills – Part 2

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: Critical Text Onlyism, James White, Pericope de Adulterae, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , |

Making Mountains Out of Molehills Part 2 [Part 1][Part 3][Part 4] 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 [...]

Response to James White on Augustine and the Pericope Adulterae

By | 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 [...]

Erasmian Myths: The Comma Wager

By | March 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 [...]