Monday, April 06, 2020

Hernández: 2020 Alexander Thompson Memorial Lecture

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Before the coronavirus madness, Juan Hernández Jr. delivered this year’s Rev. Alexander Thompson Memorial Lecture at Princeton Theological Seminary. The lecture is titled “Recovering Revelation’s Forgotten Textual History: Josef Schmid’s Magnum Opus for the Twenty-First Century.” If you’ve already finished Tiger King, you now have something to watch.



Juan also sent this photo and says, “Also, with B.B. Warfield above my left shoulder and a sneering Josef Schmid directly to my right, I had to walk a fine line in talking about the value of historical perspective in the textual criticism of the book of Revelation!”

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  1. This will probably be the first and only time Tiger King is referred to in something related to textual criticism.

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  2. Juan Hernandez encourages us to consider new text critical methods. I don't even know if this would qualify, but the N2LR method for translating large texts using information theory's redundancy principle and natural/contextual language learning seems to have found solutions for many NT textual problems. Has anyone in the text critical field looked at this unlikely offering? It's like exploring a strange planet. Here's the website - https://wordtent.weebly.com/

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  3. Thoroughly enjoyed taking in his lecture last month. We did not know if we should have shaken hands!

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