Friday, September 09, 2016

Textual Criticism on the Moon

Just to show that some of us are not the only ones procrastinating about the absence or presence of a single letter.

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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  1. procrastinating? I'd like to suggest likely scribal error behind that character sequence: harmonization to near context in the lexicon.

  2. So if Paul dictated Romans to Tertius this might explain the Rom 5:1 ο/ω conundrum and who knows what else? Perhaps some articles or particles also went missing during the dictation/transcription process? And then what should constitute the "autograph" -- what Paul actually said,or what Tertius wrote? Pandora's can of worms, it seems.

    1. Dr. Robinson, I try to answer that question in the article,

      "What are the NT Autographs? An Examination of the Doctrine of Inspiration and Inerrancy in Light of Greco-Roman Publication." JETS 59/2 (June 2016): 287-308.