Textual Criticism

Textual Criticism - Ingrid Shih REL 1310-31 31 August 2010...

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Ingrid Shih REL 1310-31 31 August 2010 Textual Criticism When trying to decide Mark 9-20 was original… Jerome stated, “Almost all the Greek copies [of Mark] do not have this concluding portion” In addition of the manuscript evidence, seventeen words in Mark 16:9-20 are “non-Markan” are used in a “non-Markan” sense. Problems and Purposes 1. Problems a. No original manuscripts (autographs) b. Thousands of manuscripts i. Manuscripts do not always agree 2. Purposes of Textual Criticism a. Recovery of original text- Approximately of 100,000 words in the New Testaments (NT) b. Approx 300,000 variants for every word c. Reconstruction of transmission of text i. Text were copied numerous of times until the printing press which copied the latest copy ii. Can we go back to the original? Changes in the Text Unintentional Changes 1. Haplography- accidental omission of text 2. Dittography- accidental repetition of text 3. Continuous Script- no spaces between the words 4. Faulty Hearing- there/their, to/two
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