Thursday, January 04, 2007

Tim Finney's book

Tim Finney is writing a book and its progress can be viewed here. In the third chapter he particularly tackles the question of how to judge whether agreement between two witnesses is coincidental or genetic.


  1. That's an interesting project and I'd like to see it continued.

    I'm concerned, however, a bit by the terminology: asking whether two witnesses are "related."

    For example, all manuscripts of Hebrews are related to each other, though to various degrees, because they are all descendents of the same archetype. On the other hand, a manuscript of Luke and one of Hebrews would not be related.

    But that's not really the concept that Tim Finney's book is getting at.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Stephen. It prompted me to change the last paragraph of chapter two.