In this episode of the Engaging the New Testament podcast, we explore the fascinating topic of New Testament textual criticism. Textual Criticism, in a nutshell, is the study of how we establish the most accurate text of the New Testament. This area of study is critical for understanding the New Testament, but many people struggle to understand it much less keep up-to-date on the topic. Well, Elijah Hixson and Peter Gurry are out to help! They have co-edited the book Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism, which gives an accessible, up-to-date discussion of New Testament textual criticism that addresses common misconceptions. Dr. Gurry (PhD, University of Cambridge) teaches at Phoenix Seminary and co-directs the Text and Canon Institute. Dr. Hixson (PhD, University of Edinburgh) has been a researcher at Tyndale House, Cambridge and now works for the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM). Both blog at the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog.
If you are a scholar or student, be sure to check out the Text and Canon Institute’s upcoming colloquium, Origen as Philologist, March 11–12, 2021.
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