What is the quality of the New Testament text? What do we know about early Christian copyists? What was the character of early Christian book production? What is the state of the manuscripts? What is the extent of textual variants?
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We talk to James White about his new book, What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an. We focus on Chapter 11: "The Perfection of the Qur'an: Transmission of the Text".
Special Guests: Dr. James White, author of What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an & Al Fadi, co-author of The Qur'an Dilemma and host of Let Us Reason.
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Old Testament scholar John Oswalt on the book of Isaiah:
Dr. John Meade makes a cameo, commenting on the physical text and variants.
Topics: Origins and translation of the KJV. False assumptions about the Textus Receptus. Textual and translational deficiencies. The "KJV Only” attack on ancient manuscripts and modern translations.
Special Guest: Dr. Ed Dalcour, author of The King James Version: The New Testament Textual and Translational Disputations.
- What are these new finds?
- How important are they?
Special Guest: Dr. Daniel Wallace of Dallas Theological Seminary
The BPR hosts chop it up with Dr. Steve Hallam - a textual critic and a surfer! We talk about how we got today's Greek New Testament, give some basic manuscript info, some modern theory, and then finish off with the need for the church to be involved in textual criticism. We even do a run down of the more important ancient manuscripts and a brief summary of the earliest witnesses to the books.
We chop it up with Dr. Larry Hurtado about his book The Earliest Christian Artifacts. We zoom in on visual references to Jesus' crucifixion, some as early as 200 AD. Great insight on early Christian preference to codex over scrolls for Scripture.
Special Guest: Dr. Larry Hurtado, professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Hear an interview we did on the origin of the canon w/a scholar who studied under Dr. Hurtado, one Michael Kruger