Started in October 2005, the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog aims to provide a forum for people with knowledge of the Bible in its original languages to discuss its manuscripts and textual history from the perspective of historic evangelical theology. For discussion on what Evangelical textual criticism means, see here.


The membership of this blog is made up of evangelicals involved in academic study of textual criticism. Those with appropriate expertise and theological convictions who wish to be considered for membership should email Peter Head or email Tommy Wasserman.

Those applying for membership must indicate that they have read either the OT or the NT in its original language(s), should be actively involved in text-critical research, and should be already contributing to the blog through comments. They should give e-mail details of an academic and a pastoral referee, a summary of their academic and/or ministry involvement, a statement of their doctrinal commitment (which may be by reference to various classic evangelical statements of faith, e.g. 39 Articles, Westminster Confession), and an indication of their area of interest within textual criticism.

Non-members who wish to comment are not expected to be evangelical, but they are requested to respect the blog’s ethos.


The blog currently has a number of contributors listed here.