Book Cover: The Majority Text: Essays and Reviews in the Continuing Debate
Part of the Majority Text series:
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Possibly receiving a much needed reprint
This was a collection of essays gathered together to further the debate surrounding the call to revive the Byzantine, or what some call the Majority Text (we at the Institute call this the Ecclesiastical Text). Eldon J. Epp declared in 1979 that there was such a revival under way ("New Testament Textual Criticism in America: Requiem for a Discipline," Journal of Biblical Literature 98 (March 1978): 94-98. This announcement was in response to a book by Wilbur Pickering, titled: The Identity of the New Testament Text, a debate that appeared in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (vols. 21, nos. 1-2, 1978), and the edition of the Majority Greek New Testament that would be published by Thomas Nelson and edited by Zane Hodges, et al., 1982. The Introduction to this collection offers an assessment of the so-called Majority Text school out of mainly Dallas Theological Seminary.

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