The Textual Issues2016-11-03T19:41:33+00:00

The Genuineness of 1 John 5.7 by David Martin Part 1

By | September 10th, 2017|Categories: Comma Johanneum, David Martin, Preservationist Textual Criticism|

This will be a 24-part series covering David Martin's The Genuineness of the Text of the First Epistle of Saint John V.7 The 7th Verse of the Fifth Chap. of St. John's first Epistle, There are [...]

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 [...]