Friday, April 20, 2018

Who said it?

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It’s time for another round of everyone’s favorite game: “who said it?” Now, the invention of Google books has significantly diminished the challenge of this game, but it is best not to spoil it that way.
The point is that we have so many manuscripts of the NT and that these manuscripts contain so many variant readings that surely the original reading in every case is somewhere present in our vast store of material. ... We have, therefore, a genuine embarrassment of riches in the quantity of manuscripts that we possess, and this accounts, on the one hand, for the optimism in the discipline and for the promise of solid results.
So, who said it? 

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  1. Peter Pankonin4/20/2018 8:32 pm

    Dan Wallace?

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  3. That is a very good guess, but no.

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  4. Dan Wallace and the title of the conference gives it away EMBARASSMENT OF RICHES. It's in sermon audio.

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  5. Paolo Trovato4/20/2018 9:07 pm

    Epp, “Decision Points
    in Past, Present, and Future New Testament Textual Criticism

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    1. Paolo is right! (He should know because he quotes him.) The essay was originally published as “Textual Criticism,” in The New Testament and Its Modern Interpreters, ed. Eldon Jay Epp and George W. MacRae, The Bible and Its Modern Interpreters (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989).

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  6. If I'm not mistaken, Beyonce opened her set at Coachella with this point.

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    1. Oh my gosh Ben, I do believe that is the very best response to anything I have ever seen on this website anywhere.

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    2. Other than so many of Ryan's own comments that is.

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    3. HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!! We need to get a pint sometime!!

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    4. Paolo Trovato4/23/2018 9:39 pm

      I have heard that the poor Beyonce fell to the ground at Coachella. :)

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  7. This view is no longer held by Dr. Epp, am I right?

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