Thursday, January 14, 2010

Adventures in Textual Discovery

Dan Wallace reports on an interesting experience he had in examining a manuscript of the New Testament (link to report). The report illustrates the steps that are, even to this day, being undertaken to preserve the text of Scripture. Of course, not every manuscript find has the same excitement to a layman as the one Wallace is reporting. Nevertheless, the fact is that folks like Wallace are doing a remarkable service to the kingdom of God by tracking down and investigating the numerous manuscript copies of the New Testament.

-TurretinFan

3 comments:

natamllc said...

"AAAAH when I get to Heaven"

Great detective work and needless, "not", waste of time:::>

"....But the exercise was fun and profitable, for it revealed a little of how one forgery can be found out for what it is....".

The thing is, There, no fraud, here, frauds galore!

1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1Pe 5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
1Pe 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
1Pe 5:11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

This sort of thing reminds me of the promise, God, through Nathan the Prophet promised King David, to which I reveal the longing of my heart:::>

2Sa 7:10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,

Thanks for sharing that fine read!!!

Anonymous said...

It was a forgery! Godith

perspectival said...

Wallace said, "Had I simply googled Meccia and Riggi to start with, I could have saved myself a heap of trouble."

Just for the fun of it, I googled Meccia and Riggi. Other than Wallace's article, I couldn't find anything related (but I don't read Italian). He must be a good googler (or perhaps I'm a poor googler).