Five Considerations About Arguments Based on Stylistic Differences

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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 …

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

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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 …

The Apostles and Prophets: Secretaries of the Holy Ghost

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“The Scripture is the Word of God written in a language fit for the Church by men immediately called to be the Clerkes, or Secretaries of the Holy Ghost, 2 Peter 1:21: ‘For prophecie came not in old time by the will of man, but …

Response to James White on Augustine and the Pericope Adulterae

Paul J. Barth Critical Text Onlyism, history, Pericope de Adulterae, Textual Criticism 7 Comments

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). ...