Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: Miller, Stephen M (2007) La Guía Completa de la Biblia

Miller, Stephen M (2007) La Guía Completa de la Biblia: Una Referencia Ilustrada Y Fácil de Seguir que Abarca Tanto el Antiguo como el Nuevo Testamento. Casa Promesa, Uhrichsville, Ohio. Member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

Review by Joseph Abrahamson

I wondered into our local Christian bookstore, not by accident but out of a sense of duty. Walmart has the typical non-christian selection of best-selling motivational heretics. But the Christian

Monday, July 17, 2017

Précis: "The Greek Minuscules of the New Testament" by Barbara Aland and Klaus Wachtel, pp. 69-91.

A Précis of
Chapter three of Ehrman, Bart and Michael Holmes, Editors, 2014 The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis, Second Edition, Brill.

This volume is an updating and expansion on the first edition of 1995. The volume contains 28 articles to cover the current status of research on many basic areas in NT TC. The first 16 chapters survey the sources of the NT text available to us. The 12 chapters making up the second main part of the book focus on NTTC Theory and Method.

Chapter Three: The Greek Minuscules of the New Testament” by Barbara Aland and Klaus Wachtel, pp. 69-91.

The authors divide the topic into five subsections, noting that “the invention of this new form of writing fundamentally altered the circumstances under which all literature was transmitted.” In their

Monday, July 10, 2017

Précis: “The Majuscule Manuscripts of the New Testament.” by David C. Parker pp. 41-68.

A Précis of
Chapter two of Ehrman, Bart and Michael Holmes, Editors, 2014 The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis, Second Edition, Brill.


This volume is an updating and expansion on the first edition of 1995. The volume contains 28 articles to cover the current status of research on many basic areas in NT TC. The first 16 chapters survey the sources of the NT text available to us. The 12 chapters making up the second main part of the book focus on NTTC Theory and Method.

“Chapter Two: The Majuscule Manuscripts of the New Testament.” pp. 41-68.
David C. Parker

The older term uncial was broader and lead to some ambiguity and should be used to refer only to a “particular kind of Latin majuscule.” The use of the term majuscule is recommended to “specify a

Monday, July 03, 2017

Précis: Elliott, J. K. (2012) “Recent Trends in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament: A New Millennium, a New Beginning?”

Elliott, J. K. (2012) “Recent Trends in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament: A New Millennium, a New Beginning?” Babelao 1 (2012): 117–36.


A “brief survey of recent developments in New Testament textual criticism” which focuses on Greek Mss work but covers some works on Latin, particularly the Vetus Latina. The survey is done in two parts, the first of which covers the pessimism about NTTC at the end of the 20th century and highlighted by E. Epp in 1974. The second part covers the more positive revitalization of NTTC in the early 21st century.

In the first section Epp paid particular attention to the influence of K. Aland, his NA GNT and how it

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