Textual Criticism

What Happened to Those Verses? Part One

Since I’ve been preaching through the Gospel of Mark for about nine months total (with a few weeks off here and there) I thought I’d share with you one of the most daunting aspects of preaching through this particular book. If you pay attention to the last chapter of Mark in your English Bible, most of you will notice that verses 9-20 are marked in some way (probably with brackets) and a note is added telling you that the earliest manuscripts do not contain these verses.

Textual Criticism

As a follow-up to my last article about "missing" or "added" verses in the New Testament, I'm posting this video from Daniel Wallace. Wallace is a New Testament scholar and textual critic from Dallas Theological Seminary. In this video, the first in a series, Dr. Wallace defines textual criticism and explains what it is and what the goal of New Testament textual criticism is.

What Happened to Those Verses? Part Two

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an introductory article about the so-called “missing” or “added” verses at the end of the Gospel of Mark. In that article I said that when we speak of the inerrancy of the New Testament writings, we are not talking about our English translations or even my printed Greek Bible that is sitting on my desk; rather, we are talking about the original, hand-written manuscripts of the New Testament writers. These are called “autographs.”

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