Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Who are these?

I wonder if anyone can help me identify the textual critics in these ten photos. Who occurs twice?

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37 Comments:

Mike Holmes said...

Well, #2 is Tischendorf, and #8 is Hort; #4 (a poor photo) appears to be John Wevers?

Ian said...

Hmmmm...lemme think:
1 Peter Head
2 T. M. Law
3 Michael Bird
4 Peter Williams
5 D Jongkind
6 Gie Vleugels
7 Christian Askeland
8 James Palmer
9 Tommy Wasserman
10 Mike Holmes

P J Williams said...

Ian, you forgot to say which one occurs twice.

C. Stirling Bartholomew said...

#2 is Tischendorf
#7 is Tischendorf ?

P J Williams said...

#4 is indeed Wevers.

P J Williams said...

Aye, ##2 and 7 are the same.

Peter M. Head said...

#1 is Westcott (the Freemason - looks like the wrong Westcott)

Peter M. Head said...

#5 looks like Bart Ehrman. Perhaps he had to wear old fashion clothes at MBI.

Peter M. Head said...

None of them are very happy. Only the older Tischendorf has the hint of a smile. Perhaps "discovering" Sinaiticus made him happy.

Peter M. Head said...

#9 & 10 both look exceptionally miserable. Probably clergymen.

Christian Askeland said...

#7 is Tischendorf for sure. I can even make out in the photo that he is tucking away a stolen manuscript in his pocket.

C. Stirling Bartholomew said...

#5 looks somewhat like Max Leopold Margolis

Anonymous said...

These pictures are actually a King James Onlyist hit list. They are the 10 most wanted for "corrupting" the scriptures.

Mike Holmes said...

Can't be a "KJV only hit list"--#10 is Burgon himself!

Anonymous said...

ah, good point.

P J Williams said...

I can see what Peter means about the resemblances of #5. #5 is not Margolis, though he is known for his work on the Septuagint.

Christian Askeland said...

Alfred Rahlfs!

P J Williams said...

Peter, thanks for pointing out my goof on Westcott (now amended)—all part of an attempt to get less usual photos.

So far we have:
1 Westcott
2 Tischendorf
4 Wevers
7 Tischendorf
8 Hort
10 Burgon

Peter Head has correctly surmised that #9 is a clergyman. He will also have a chapter devoted to him in a forthcoming work that will survey the history of NT textual criticism.

I will start with other clues soon if there's no further advance.

Anonymous said...

#9 is Bengel

P J Williams said...

Bengel and Rahlfs correctly identified. Only two to go...

Daniel Buck said...

#9 is not a photgraph, though.
Call it a pseudofacsimile if you must, but a photographic representation it isn't.

P J Williams said...

Daniel, Good point. No doubt people were held back from identifying #9 by this false lead :-)

P J Williams said...

Of the two who remain, one changed his name; the other changed what came after his name.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to take a stab at #6 and say it's a young Kurt Aland.

Mike Holmes said...

#6 is TC Skeat, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

10 is burgon; 9 is Bengal; 8 is Hort; 7 & 2 are Tischendorf; 6 is Skeat; 5 is Wilhelm Bousset (Religionsgeschichliche Schule); The profile of one suggests and English or Dutch scholar - unknown to me. The photo I have of Rahlfs is without beard. Sorry that's the best I can do.

Stephen C. Carlson said...

Thanks for that. I've got my own list at Who are these?

P J Williams said...

Mike Holmes is correct about #6.

P J Williams said...

So #3 is the image that foxed people. It is, of course, the person who changed his name since #6 changed what followed his name when he resigned as FBA (Fellow of the British Academy).

#3 published editions of primary texts in many languages. He was also notoriously anti-Semitic.

Anonymous said...

I see I need to correct myself. 5 is A. Rahlfs not W. Bousset. Who is 3? By the way Stephen's pictures are a real challenge too.

Anonymous said...

3 must be an American scholar. Is he from the Chicago area?

Anonymous said...

Is 3 Edgar Goodspeed?

Peter M. Head said...

Ah. An anti-Semitic orientalist. Syriac specialist. Quite dapper. Why should he look happier and more contented than all the other?

Peter M. Head said...

de Lagarde

Peter M. Head said...

a.k.a. Paul Bötticher


Blogger word verification finally made a word: 'drank'. Obviously significant information. Is that why he changed his name? Or was that to do with his study of Syriac?

Peter M. Head said...

Good game Pete,

let's do another one

Ian said...

I though Michael Bird and Gie Vleugels were the same person?
My bad.