Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Where-Is-This Quiz

Here is yet another quiz to test your geography. Clue: these places all have some or other connection to New Testament textual criticism:

#1 Where is this?:




#2 and this?:



#3 and this?



#4 and this?



#5 and, finally, this?

31 Comments:

Peter M. Head said...

5. St Peter's and the Vatican Library etc.
Connection with NT TC is: a) several original autographs must have been written somewhere nearby; b) the church celebrates and commemorates one of the original authors; c) one or two manuscripts are in the library there.

Anonymous said...

c) one or two manuscripts are in the library there.

No doubt, but Codex Vaticanus is the holy grail of textual criticism. Textual critics trying to get their hands on it is a story in itself. Its unique readings, and how they found their way into the modern Textus Receptus, is another. Finally, its double-dots provide a fascinating peep into the world of the 4th-century textual critic (although some doubted).

Ryan said...

#1 looks like munster INTF, yes?

Tommy Wasserman said...

#5 St Peter is right about St Peter

#1 Yes, Ryan you're right, it is the INTF in Münster.

Three more to go!

Another clue: two of those are in Britain.

Ryan said...

Awesome! What did I win? How about a copy of Royse's Scribal Habits?

Tommy Wasserman said...

Ryan, that was the easiest one ;-) (next to the Vatican).

Ryan said...

aw, I'll settle for something by Ehrman then!

Doug Chaplin said...

2 looks a lot like Birmingham and the base for David Parker's team

Tommy Wasserman said...

#2 Doug is correct! It is the Selly Oak campus where ITSEE is located. I wonder if the people there recognized their facility from a heavenly perspective.

Only two more to go. One in Britain, and, one in Sweden!

Peter M. Head said...

3. Is the British Library, London. I think there are some manuscripts there. Are any of them important?

Peter M. Head said...

You must have a big house Tommy.

Peter M. Head said...

You must have a big house Tommy.

Peter M. Head said...

I can hear an echo.

Tommy Wasserman said...

#3 is the British Library in London.

Do they have any important MSS?, hmm I think I will have to write a letter to the organizers of that conference there.

Tommy Wasserman said...

"I can hear an echo." It is of no use adding the reverb feature this time. It won't take us beyond the fifty comments.

Tommy Wasserman said...

Final clue to #4: this is the leading centre for New Testament textual criticism in Sweden. (In fact the only centre...).

Christian Askeland said...

I believe number four is a giant robot which has lost one arm and fallen down.

Peter M. Head said...

Good one Christian.

Peter M. Head said...

Actually

Peter M. Head said...

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Peter M. Head said...

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Peter M. Head said...

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Peter M. Head said...

way to get a lot of comments

Tommy Wasserman said...

Peter, you mean we should once and for all prefer the shorter reading on this blog.

Peter M. Head said...

Just fooling around as usual.

Doug Chaplin said...

Phew – I'm glad I got that right.

Tommy Wasserman said...

Ok. Time is out. If you haven't guessed it #4 is Örebro Theological Seminary (www.orebromissionsskola.se).

The head of the robot (as per Christian's description) with a much higher roof is a church. The rest of the building is the seminary. My office = the leading centre for NTTC in Sweden :-), is located immediately below the church at the right hand. I probably sat there working when the picture was taken.

maurice a robinson said...

Tommy: "My office ... is located immediately below the church at the right hand. I probably sat there working when the picture was taken.

Sort of exactly like the Pope's office in #5 (with him likely sitting there as the photo was taken), right?

Tommy Wasserman said...

Yes Maurice, only I am not sure that he has as much work to do.