Textual Criticism Sucks!

“The text is changing. Every time that I make an edition of the Greek New Testament, or anybody does, we change the wording. We are maybe trying to get back to the oldest possible form but, paradoxically, we are creating a new one. Every translation is different, every reading is different, and although there’s been a tradition in parts of Protestant Christianity to say there is a definitive single form of the text, the fact is you can never find it. There is never ever a final form of the text.

Dr D. C. Parker, Textual Scholarship and the Making of the New Testament, Oxford University Press, 2012

The end result of Restorationist Textual Criticism is scepticism” (AN Other).

Unbelief, even!

(James R Hamilton, June 2019)
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