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Unformatted text preview: miswrite. Intentional variations- Copiers rewrite text at an attempt to make it flow better. Theological changes- Intentional variations by the copier. Example: The story of the rich man found in Mark. Jesus says, Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. The text could have been changed or it could have meant something else. Principles for text critics: 1. Shorter text is better. 2. The more widely-dispersed, the better. 3. the more difficult to read, the better. 4. Dating how old the manuscripts are 5. Geography and number of witnesses Mark 16:1-8 Short Ending Long Ending Dating: 4 th Century 7 th and 8 th Century 5 th Century...
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- Spring '08