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:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. Ian, you forgot to say which one occurs twice.

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  4. #1 is Westcott (the Freemason - looks like the wrong Westcott)

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

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

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  7. #9 & 10 both look exceptionally miserable. Probably clergymen.

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  8. #7 is Tischendorf for sure. I can even make out in the photo that he is tucking away a stolen manuscript in his pocket.

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  9. #5 looks somewhat like Max Leopold Margolis

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

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

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  12. ah, good point.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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

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  16. #9 is not a photgraph, though.
    Call it a pseudofacsimile if you must, but a photographic representation it isn't.

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

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

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

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  20. 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.

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  21. Mike Holmes is correct about #6.

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  22. 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.

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  23. 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.

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  24. 3 must be an American scholar. Is he from the Chicago area?

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  25. Is 3 Edgar Goodspeed?

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

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  27. 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?

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  28. Good game Pete,

    let's do another one

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

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