But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 17:00

Paulson Review of THGNT

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imageI’m driving cross country today but, through the magic of Blogger, here is a review of the THGNT from Greg Paulson for you. Here’s the conclusion:
In spite of these lingering queries, there is no doubt that the THGNT possesses many quintessential hallmarks of a hand-sized critical...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 16:00

Commenting

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imageFor months now I have not been able to comment on this here blog using Google Chrome (PC). I’ve mostly just used other browsers or just refrained from commenting as much. But recently several other people have noted that they’ve been having trouble too, but some with different browsers.S...

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imageLuke 22:43–44 in GA 1424: I admit that abbreviated minuscule script is a bit outside my normal time range. Most of the time I'm not too bad at it, but it helps if you already know what you're looking at. That being said, I was looking at the Lukan Gethsemane Scene...

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Every four years the International Conference on Patristic Studies meets at Oxford. This year it meets from August 19–24, and I've made plans to participate.Dr. Francesca Barone (Chargée de recherche au CNRS) and I have organized a workshop entitled, "Early Christians and the...

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imageI’ve just finished reading David Parker’s essay in the new book The Future of NT Textual Scholarship(more on that here). Even though I disagree with the main thrust of Parker’s work in the Living Text of the Gospels, there are few text critics I enjoy reading more than him. He...

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Here’s a nice, concrete graph from a survey that Paul Foster took of attendees at the 2011 British New Testament Conference. What I like is that these data allow me to avoid having to say “most/many/some scholars think that Paul did/didn’t write...” in my classes. Instead I...

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 23:31

Upcoming Textual Criticism Events at Oxford

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The University of Oxford has planned two events in May relevant to Old Testament textual criticism. On May 14-15, John Screnock and Jan Joosten will convene "Horizons in Textual Criticism Colloquium: Translating and Transcending Textual Criticism." There's a great line up of presenters for this one....
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A recently posted article on Academia by Barbara Bordalejo and Peter Robinson spends some time on the interesting change in the NA28 at 1 Peter 4.16. There, the ECM and NA28 read ἐν τῷ μέρει τούτῳ instead of ἐν...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:00

According to the Scriptures

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Authors: Peter Gurry...

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Monday, 15 April 2019 06:45

BnF Copte Online

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White Monastery and related Coptic materials at the Bibliothèque nationale de France

For my own personal pleasure, I have outlined and here share links to BnF Coptic materials online. I am aware that I have ignored the Arabic, a considerable portion of the Bohairic and papyri. The present...

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I received an email this morning about a 92-minute documentary telling the story of the Cairo Geniza from discovery to upload on the cloud. I've not seen it, and the DVD does not appear to be too cheap. But the trailer (posted below) certainly makes me want to view it soon.Here's a little more from...

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 16:00

Articles on Textual Criticism

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Few of us can keep up with everything that’s published in even our own disciples these days. At any rate, here are a few articles I’ve read recently. Feel free to let us know in the comments what I’ve missed or what you’re reading (or writing).
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Jonge, Hank Jan de. “Erasm...

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imageToday’s guest post is from Mark Ward. Mark received his PhD from Bob Jones University in 2012; he now serves the Church as an Academic Editor at Lexham Press, the publishing imprint at Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software. He has written hundreds of articles for the Logos blog, and...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 03:30

Dirk’s New Book on Textual Criticism

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imageSince Dirk probably has better things to do than publicize his own book, I’ll take the liberty here to alert our readers of his book coming out next month from Crossway.

Is the New Testament text...

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A few months ago, co-blogger, Peter Gurry, announced here that Phoenix Seminary had launched its Text & Canon Institute (TCI; read more about it here, here, and most recently here on the LAB).
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And last week, we rolled out the Text & Canon Institute Fellowship as part of the TCI's...

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Monday, 08 April 2019 03:10

New Printed Liste Coming from INTF

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Greg Paulson has good news out of Münster today: a new printed K-Liste is in the works. This is very good news in my view. The work of tidying up the Liste for this may be the most obvious benefit but I think there is an even greater one in having a list that is,...

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 04:22

Plans for the NA29 and UBS6

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imageAt SBL last November, Holger Strutwolf gave an update on the plans for the next editions of the NA and UBS editions. I took some notes and thought I would share them. (Sorry it’s taken so long to get these out.)
  • Both editions now have the same editorial committee. These editions will follow...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 15:00

The Material Gospel Conference at Notre Dame

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Jeremiah Coogan and David Lincicum are continuing their good work at Notre Dame on first millennium books with a conference schedule for May 31, 2019.
imageThis conference brings together leading scholars of Gospel literature and material texts to discuss the history and significance of the material...

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It is about time co-blogger, Peter Gurry, and I announce another project we have been working on for the past few months: Scribes and Scripture: A Conference on the History of the Bible. You can read more about it on the website. Here, I want to announce our first mini-conference this Saturday...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 05:31

A New Second-Century Matthew?!

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I just browsed the new database of objectively dateable Greek bookhands, “The Collaborative Database of Dateable Greek Bookhands” (see previous blogpost), and came across P.Simon. M111690 (top right corner on the image below). It is listed as 2d century and contains text from the...

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A few days ago, Grant Edwards, PhD student at ITSEE in Birmingham and affiliated to Baylor University announced a new resource he has been compiling for some time, "The Collaborative Database of Dateable Greek Bookhands"(image below). This will be a collaborate and growing resource as users are...

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imageThis post is for all those out there writing last minute ETS paper proposals with hopes of submitting them before 5:00pm (Central) tomorrow afternoon.
I want to encourage you to submit a proposal to ETS’s Septuagint Studies section. You can read more about the steering committee here and begin...

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 04:40

Example Passages from the NASB Update

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imageOver at the Opened Heart blog, Rob Oberto has helpfully culled a list of verses that the Lockman Foundation has been sharing on their Facebook page of the forthcoming update to the NASB translation (mentioned here). They have been posted as “NASB 2020.” Whether that date will hold...

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Sunday, 24 March 2019 17:00

A Non-Evangelical Reads Misquoting Jesus

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imageBart Ehrman has from time to time expressed surprise that Christians and particularly Evangelicals reacted so negatively to his book Misquoting Jesus. In his follow-up book Jesus, Interruptedhe writes, for example, that
The conservative evangelical response to my book surprised me a bit. Some of...

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In a comment to the previous post on Oxyrhynchus, an anonymous person drew the attention to a fascinating film that has just been uploaded to YouTube, "Greek Papyri--The Rediscovery of the Ancient World": 
Fascinating footage of work on the Oxyrhynchus papyri, including many names familiar...

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