I am often asked “well what if it was all just a big conspiracy?” “What if there was a conspiracy to put the canon together?” “Did that happen in the 5th century?” “What if there …Continue Reading
How do you Explain the ‘Long Ending of Mark’?
I will be the first to say that I have questions about the long ending of Mark. But I do think there is solid evidence that the long ending of Mark is very old. I …Continue Reading
Aren’t there 400,000 Variants or Errors in the New Testament? (I)
400,000 variants in the New Testament – that is a big number. I think the 400,000 number is true. I would object to describing all of them as errors. There really are about 400,000 – …Continue Reading
Aren’t there 400,000 Variants or Errors in the New Testament? (II)
The fourth category is generally considered to be “minor textual variants‟. They are significant. They are the kind of things that textual critics pay attention to. But they are of such a nature that they …Continue Reading
Don’t all the Numerous Translations Prove the Bible’s Unreliability?
How Many Manuscripts of the New Testament do we Have?
This is an important question for two reasons. One, the number and distribution of manuscripts of the New Testament is a key issue related to textual criticism. Often times, students will approach me from the …Continue Reading