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Summary 7 Bart D Ehrman defines textual criticism of the New Testament as what decides which words belong in the text. He states that textual criticism is a “foundational discipline” that is pertinent to New Testament studies. This chapter describes the necessity behind the intense study and different interpretation. This chapter begins by discussing the fact that today’s time is lacking any sort of original manuscript having to do with the New Testament. What we have today are copies that were made of copies of copies of many more copies that have survived over time and may have even begun from manipulated oral stories. The biggest problem with these problems although, is not where they originated from but rather the fact that not one of the surviving copies is like another. Ehrman states that there are more differences between the copies than there are words in the New Testament. Some of the changes may be accidental and just due to spelling or accidental omission or words, but others have
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course REL 4311 taught by Professor Dr.novakovic during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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