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James Snapp
Preacher at Curtisville Christian Church, in Indiana, USA.
Preacher at Curtisville Christian Church, in Indiana, USA.
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Over a dozen Greek New Testament manuscripts are available to view online as part of the Kenneth W. Clark Collection, housed at Duke University. In this post, I briefly describe them all (with embedded links).

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In this post, I offer some comments on, and a full transcript of, a discussion between Josh McDowell and Scott Carroll about an unpublished manuscript with text from the Gospel of Mark.
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In this post I encourage fellow Christians to completely abandon the use of Eugene Peterson's outrageously inaccurate paraphrase "The Message," for any ministry-related purpose whatsoever. I also point out its inaccuracy of "The Message" in First Corinthians 6:9-11, a passage which is relevant to the subject of same-sex marriage, which Peterson recently advocated.

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Responding to James White: inasmuch as Christian doctrine remains the same no matter which base-text is used (as long as one doesn't look too closely at some Alexandrian readings that weren't adopted in the Nestle-Aland compilation), is it a good idea to allow what are clearly non-original readings to share Bible-readers' attention with the original text?

Should readings with minimal, isolated support share Bible-pages with readings that have ancient, widespread, and vast support, and which account for the origin of their shorter rivals? James White, if I understand him correctly, says Yes. I say No.

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In this post, I describe the only Greek manuscript of the entire New Testament in the United States: minuscule 1780, at the Kenneth W. Clark Collection at Duke University. This post features an index of the manuscript (with a link to digital page-views) -- plus some hand-to-hand combat between its text and the text of Codex Sinaiticus in First Peter 1:1-12.

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The Museum of the Bible is scheduled to open in Washington, D.C. in just a few months. Meanwhile, there are already several significant museums in the USA which feature New Testament manuscripts and/or artifacts in their collections. In this post, I describe some of them.

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In this post, I describe twelve features found on the page of Codex Vaticanus which contains Hebrews chapter 1 (including the margin-note that begins, "Fool and knave!"). I also point out a textual variant on this page that has doctrinal significance, and provide an index of the online images of the first page of each New Testament book found in Codex Vaticanus. (With embedded links.)

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(Reposting an earlier post -- Fifty Manuscripts at the Vatican Library -- which somehow disappeared in the editing-process. This includes links to images of Papyrus 75 and Codex Vaticanus and minuscule 157.)

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In this post, I point out several more inaccuracies, half-truths, and errors in Daniel Wallace's Credo Course lecture on John 7:53-8:11.

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Should you trust materials on New Testament textual criticism by a popular professor at Dallas Theological Seminary? No.

Dan Wallace's Credo Course lesson on John 7:53-8:11 is in the "Unsafe at Any Speed" category. He makes false statements about the manuscript-evidence, false statements about the versional evidence, and false statements about the patristic evidence. And that's just in the first eight minutes.

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