Textual Criticism Tag

I'm pleased to pass along the news that my article, "Altered Because of Transgressions? The 'Law of Deeds' in Gal 3:19a," has been accepted for publication in the first 2015 edition of Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft. Following is the article abstract: Although the textual variants of Gal...

I'm presenting a paper at this year's SECSOR in Atlanta that deals tangentially with the Tetragrammaton in first century Judaism, most notably in how it might have been translated and/or pronounced when incorporated into a Greek text (i.e. κύριος, transliteration, or something else?). Anyone out...

The Huffington Post is reporting (via Beliefnet and other sources) an astonishingly brazen project put forth by conservapedia.com (which itself could leave someone speechless): the "Conservative Bible Project." This project undertakes to eliminate "liberal bias" from the Bible, since the proponent(s) of this project suggest that modern Bible translations are dominated by just such liberalism. After establishing that "conservative principles" (such as what?) are needed to "reduce and eliminate" the numerous liberal errors that have crept into the Bible, the project sets forth guidelines for the new translation:

Researchers in Israel are claiming that they have developed a computer algorithm capable of identifying words, letters, and handwriting styles for use with ancient manuscripts. It is supposed to "learn" over time, gaining precision with each manuscript it is fed, while establishing a "google"-like searchable...