Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Some Recent Text-Critical Discussions Online

Dwayne Green
 Recently Dwayne Green and I sat down and discussed Mark 16:9-20:

Part 1 - In which we consider what’s wrong with the footnotes and headings about Mark 16:9-20 in many English Bible translations, and also look into different base-texts of English translations.
Part 2 - In which we describe the manuscripts 304, Codex Vaticanus, and Codex Sinaiticus, the only Greek manuscripts which end the text of Mark 16 at v. 8.
Part 3 - In which we describe some commentators’ misrepresentations of manuscripts with notes about Mark 16:9-20, cover some background of the “Shorter Ending,” and describe some neglected patristic evidence.
Sam Shamoun

I also spoke with apologist Sam Shamoun about The King James Only Controversy for almost two hours
, reviewing the false claims, mistakes, inaccuracies, and inconsistencies in James White's book The King James Only Controversy, including (but certainly not limited to) White's inaccurate claims pertaining to Mark 16:9-20. We investigated White's version (made not only in his book but also in various online venues) of how Constantine Tischendorf encountered pages from Codex Sinaiticus, his claim about the text-form discovered in Papyri, and much, much more.

And, at Nicholas Johnson's Signs & Wonders video blog, I've discussed Mark 16:9-20 more informally, and (with some technical difficulties that we hurdled together), the Byzantine Text of the New Testament, and the relative qualities of some recent English translations of the New Testament.
Nick Johnson

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