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Textual Criticism

March 2012

The servant of Jesus Christ must know about the history of the New Testament text to avoid mistakes, and to appreciate what God has done through faithful men and women.

The student will study the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, the history, methods, and status of New Testament Textual Criticism (TC), and collation practice. The history of the printed Greek New Testament, apparatuses in the Greek New Testament, and practical applications of textual data are covered. Textual, translation, and preservation theories are evaluated.

Those attending will learn the basics concerning New Testament textual criticism, appreciation of historic textual studies and the reliability of the inerrant Word of God. Also, the student will learn the use of Greek New Testament textual apparatuses and do research in New Testament text and translations.

Click here to view the syllabus for this course.

See the slideshow link under the first item for the slides for this course.

Instructor: Dr. Ronald Minton, Th.D.

Sat, Mar 17, 2012
by Ron Minton
Series: Textual Criticism
Duration: 29 mins 40 secs
Lesson 8. Listen to the lecture on The History of the Printed Greek New Testament.

Watch the Wallace Ehrman debate of October 2011 at SMU. What is your reaction? Read critiques of the debate:

http://bibletranslation.ws/2011/12/06/ehrman-and-wallace-smu-debate/

http://www.dts.edu/read/wallace-ehrman-debate-in-review/

http://wellthoughtoutlife.blogspot.com/2011/10/bart-ehrman-vs-daniel-wallace-is-text.html

Mon, Mar 19, 2012
by Ron Minton
Series: Textual Criticism
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 10 secs
Lesson 9. Listen to the lecture on The New Testament in English and Textual Variants.

Be ready to discuss Whom He Also Named Apostles: A Textual Problem in Mark 3:14 by Skinner (see notes link below)

and “Galilai,a or vIoudai,a in Luke 4:44” by James Davis.

Quiz # 4 - on Lessons 7 & 8 (Manuscripts and Text-Types, History of the Printed Greek New Testament)

Mon, Mar 19, 2012
by Ron Minton
Series: Textual Criticism
Duration: 52 mins 11 secs
Lesson 10. Listen to the lecture on Using NA27, Using UBS4, and Using MT2.

Be ready to discuss the English Bible and textual variants.

Quiz #5 on Lesson 9 (NT in English and Textual Variants)

Mon, Mar 19, 2012
by Ron Minton
Series: Textual Criticism
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 17 secs
Lesson 11. Listen to the lecture on Practice Using the Textual Apparatuses.

Be ready to discuss OT Quotations in the New Testament – A Textual Study (see notes link below) by Ron Minton and The Conundrum of Acts 12:25 by Maurice Robinson.

Quiz #6 on Lesson 10 (Using NA27, Using UBS4, and Using MT2)

Tue, Mar 20, 2012
by Ron Minton
Series: Textual Criticism
Duration: 1 hr 29 mins 14 secs
Lesson 12. Be ready to discuss the Online Textual Criticism list and text families (especially Dec. 2011).
Tue, Mar 20, 2012
by Ron Minton
Series: Textual Criticism
Duration: 59 mins 3 secs
Lesson 13. Prepare for the final exam.

Be ready to suggest and discuss Textual Criticism issues.

Tue, Mar 20, 2012
by Ron Minton
Series: Textual Criticism
Duration: 3 secs
Lesson 14. Prepare for the final exam.

The final exam is over everything covered in the course, but approximately 50% of the questions will come from the quizzes.

Take final exam.