After a few minutes of amusing cameos (by Bart Ehrman, Dan Wallace, and others) the stage is set for James White to go on a Halloween-themed time-traveling journey with Family Guy character Stewie, in a role comparable to Doc Brown (from Back to the Future, complete with a DeLorean time machine). Stewie –
Stewie points out that White, on his program Dividing Line, has tended to overlook the real problem with the modern critical text: the weakness of Hort’s reasons for rejecting the Byzantine Text. After the DeLorean time machine lands, Stewie summarizes Hort’s theory that Chrysostom used an essentially Byzantine text that had been created around A.D. 300 by an editor – perhaps Lucian of Antioch – who selected readings from older texts. Hort, Stewie explains – as Hort is represented onscreen by a wizard – reduced the weight of all Byzantine manuscripts – “thousands of independent witnesses” – down to one.
DID DIVERGENCE FROM THE TEXTUS RECEPTUS BEGIN WITH HORT?