Defining a Textual Variant
Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) introduces the critical discussion of variants by defining what counts as a variant in the New Testament text. Editorial marks such as punctuation do not count whereas such differences like spelling and word order do.
8 Aug 2011
Categories of Non-Greek Witnesses to the New Testament
Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) lists the different forms and versions in which the New Testament is preserved outside of the Koine Greek. These different forms vary from talismans and Greek ostraca to official translations in Latin, Syriac, and other languages.
4 Aug 2011
The Classification of New Testament Manuscripts by their Contents
The classification of the New Testament Manuscripts by their contents is here discussed by Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM). The manuscripts are split into four groups: the Gospels, the Pauline letters and Hebrews, Acts and the general letters, and Revelation. Dr. Wallace shows that there is a great disparity between the number of manuscripts that contain the Gospels and those that contain Revelation, and he explains why this is significant.
5 Aug 2011
Categories of Greek New Testament Manuscripts
There is a fourfold categorization of the Greek New Testament manuscripts. These four categories are papyri, uncials or majuscules, minuscules, and lectionaries. This system of categorization is discussed by Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM).
5 Aug 2011
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The Nature of Textual Variants
Not all variants are created equal! Dr. Daniel B. Wallace discusses the importance of giving proper weight to different types of textual variants within the Greek New Testament. The work of textual criticism is to give the proper value and meaning to variants that are both viable and meaningful, while taking into account the variants that do not make as much of an impact on the meaning of the text.
6 Aug 2011