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

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

By | 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 [...]

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 [...]