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Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament


Kregel 2011

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How much did the theological arguments of the church affect the copying of the New Testament text? Focusing on issues of textual criticism, this inaugural volume of the Text and Canon of the New Testament series offers some answers to that question and responds to some of the Bart Ehrman’s views about the transmission of the New Testament text. Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament will be a valuable resource for those working in textual criticism, patristic, and New Testament apocryphal literature.

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Key Features

  • Includes essays by six authors on issues in textual criticism
  • Discusses textual issues related to an early apocryphal text
  • Addresses issues raised in Bart Ehrman’s The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture


  • Lost in Transmission: How Badly Did the Scribes Corrupt the New Testament Text?
  • The Least Orthodox Readings Is to be Preferred: A New Canon for New Testament Textual Criticism?
  • The Legacy of a Letter: Sabellianism or Scribal Blunder in John 1.1c?
  • Patristic Theology and Recensin Recension in Matthew 24.36: An Evaluation of Ehrman’s Text-Critical Methodology
  • Tracking Thomas: A Text-Critical Look at the Transmission of the Gospel of Thomas
  • Jesus as ΘΕΟΣ: A Textual Examination

Praise for the Print Edition

This collection of stimulating essays, edited by Dan Wallace, renowned scholar of New Testament manuscripts, interacts with Bart Ehrman’s own groundbreaking book The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture It is essential reading for anybody interested in the text of the New Testament and in the way that was brought together.

Paul Foster, senior lecturer in New Testament language, literature, and theology, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

If I could choose only five scholars in the world from whom to learn and whom to emulate, Dan Wallace would unquestionable be one of them. His commitment to rigorous, authentic inquiry is unsurpassed. . . Wallace has. . . enlisted new work I the field of textual criticism from five emerging scholars. That these essays also address issues raised by Bart Ehrman provides additional value for those wanting to learn a more sober-minded view.

Michael R. Licona,external research collaborator, North-West University

Today virtually all scholars agree that there are readings in the transmission history of the Greek New Testament that more likely reflect the theology, not of the New Testament authors, but of scribes who changed the text. As Wallace points out in his introduction, this is not the issue at stake. The problem that this volume of essays seeks to aggress is when ‘orthodox corruption’ is made the default explanation whenever there is a grain of suspicion that a passage may have been tampered with for doctrinal reasons.

—Tommy Wasserman, academic dean and lecturer in New Testament, Orebro School of Theology

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About Daniel B. Wallace

Daniel B. Wallace (PhD, Dallas theological Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament studies studies at his alma mater and executive director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. He is a member of the Society of New Testament Studies, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Evangelical Theological Society. He has authored, edited, or contributed to more than two dozen books and has been a consultant on several Bible translations.

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