The Bible has been on a long historical journey since its original composition. Its texts have been copied and recopied. And regardless of the most careful and painstaking efforts of scribes and publishers down through the centuries, errors of one sort or some other have crept in and have been reproduced. Sorting out the errors and determining the original wording is the task of textual criticism. If truth be told, the task of textual criticism is so daunting and detailed that it is divided between Old Testament textual critics and New Testament textual critics. For this reason nearly each and every book on the subject makes a speciality of the textual criticism of either the Old or New Testament. But if you’re a type of interested in a general understanding of textual criticism, this book introduces you to textual criticism of the whole Bible–the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament. In plain language and with ample illustration, Paul D. Wegner will provide you with an overview of the history and methods, aims and results of textual criticism. In the process you’ll gain an appreciation for the vast work that has been accomplished in preserving the text of Scripture and find a renewed confidence in its reliability.
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