Category Archives: Textual Issues

The many sins of Newsweek’s expose on the Bible (COMMENTARY) – Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor, writing for the Religion News Service, adds his critique of Newsweek’s recent article on the Bible to others about which I’ve posted.  He closes with this: If Eichenwald wants to engage his subject matter with the true intellectual … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift from the Mainstream Media: Newsweek Takes a Desperate Swipe at the Integrity of the Bible (Part 2) | Canon Fodder

Here’s how Michael Kruger begins “Part Two” of his critique of Newsweek’s “hit piece” on the Bible. On Christmas Eve, I wrote part one of my review of Kurt Eichenwald’s piece, and highlighted not only the substantive and inexcusable litany … Continue reading

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Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin – Albert Mohler

Al Mohler joins with Michael Kruger and Daniel Wallace to create a chorus of criticism for Newsweek and its writer Kurt Eichenwald and their cover story “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” (8 min read; 2,083 words) Newsweek on … Continue reading

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Predictable Christmas fare: Newsweek’s Tirade against the Bible | Daniel B. Wallace

Yesterday I drew attention to Michael Kruger’s scathing criticism of Newsweek’s recent major misrepresentation of the Bible.  Another New Testament scholar, Daniel Wallace was similarly incensed. Dan Wallace concludes his critique with this: I applaud Kurt Eichenwald for stirring up … Continue reading

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Michael Kruger Addresses Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek

On December 23, 2014, Newsweek published a 9,000-word cover-story by Kurt Eichenwald titled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.”  Professor Michael J. Kruger of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte gives it its due this first installment of a response. … Continue reading

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“Jesus of Testimony” – New Documentary Testifies to the Historicity of Jesus Christ

First below, I’ve posted the trailer (3:34) for this new documentary, and then the documentary (2:14:34) itself. Jesus Of Testimony Trailer from Nesch Bros on Vimeo. Jesus Of Testimony from Nesch Bros on Vimeo. With Easter approaching, this is the … Continue reading

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How Do Textual Critics Choose Among New Testament Manuscript Variants? by Bill Pratt

Here’s how he begins: Textual critics are the scholars who study the manuscript evidence for the New Testament and determine which readings among the various manuscripts are likely to be the original (see previous post for background).  Although the vast … Continue reading

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Some Basics About Textual Criticism

This short post explains some basics about textual criticism as applied to the New Testament.  Of course, before the invention of the printing press, all copies of a document were hand-written.  Textual criticsm is the scholarly endeavor of sorting through … Continue reading

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Updated Numbers for Ancient Manuscripts

This article informs about updates in the counts of ancient manuscripts which are compared to the New Testament documents. The New Testament documents remain the best attested of any ancient manuscripts, but the most up-to-date and accurate numbers of all … Continue reading

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Recent Discoveries of New Testament Manuscripts

For those interested in 1) recent discoveries of NT manuscripts and 2) the digitization of all NT manuscripts. Daniel (Dan) Wallace found The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) eleven years ago.  The organization’s goal is to … Continue reading

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