A forum for people with knowledge of the Bible in its original languages to discuss its manuscripts and textual history from the perspective of historic evangelical theology.
Well, #2 is Tischendorf, and #8 is Hort; #4 (a poor photo) appears to be John Wevers?
Hmmmm...lemme think:1 Peter Head2 T. M. Law3 Michael Bird4 Peter Williams5 D Jongkind6 Gie Vleugels7 Christian Askeland8 James Palmer9 Tommy Wasserman10 Mike Holmes
Ian, you forgot to say which one occurs twice.
#2 is Tischendorf#7 is Tischendorf ?
#4 is indeed Wevers.
Aye, ##2 and 7 are the same.
#1 is Westcott (the Freemason - looks like the wrong Westcott)
#5 looks like Bart Ehrman. Perhaps he had to wear old fashion clothes at MBI.
None of them are very happy. Only the older Tischendorf has the hint of a smile. Perhaps "discovering" Sinaiticus made him happy.
#9 & 10 both look exceptionally miserable. Probably clergymen.
#7 is Tischendorf for sure. I can even make out in the photo that he is tucking away a stolen manuscript in his pocket.
#5 looks somewhat like Max Leopold Margolis
These pictures are actually a King James Onlyist hit list. They are the 10 most wanted for "corrupting" the scriptures.
Can't be a "KJV only hit list"--#10 is Burgon himself!
ah, good point.
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.
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 Westcott2 Tischendorf4 Wevers7 Tischendorf8 Hort10 BurgonPeter 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.
#9 is Bengel
Bengel and Rahlfs correctly identified. Only two to go...
#9 is not a photgraph, though.Call it a pseudofacsimile if you must, but a photographic representation it isn't.
Daniel, Good point. No doubt people were held back from identifying #9 by this false lead :-)
Of the two who remain, one changed his name; the other changed what came after his name.
I'm going to take a stab at #6 and say it's a young Kurt Aland.
#6 is TC Skeat, perhaps?
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.
Thanks for that. I've got my own list at Who are these?
Mike Holmes is correct about #6.
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.
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.
3 must be an American scholar. Is he from the Chicago area?
Is 3 Edgar Goodspeed?
Ah. An anti-Semitic orientalist. Syriac specialist. Quite dapper. Why should he look happier and more contented than all the other?
a.k.a. Paul BötticherBlogger 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?
Good game Pete, let's do another one
I though Michael Bird and Gie Vleugels were the same person?My bad.