15 episodes

Textual Criticism remains today as one of the most overlooked disciplines in Biblical studies. In this collection, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) teaches people from the lay to the scholarly level about the basic principles and practices of New Testament Textual Criticism (NTTC). Dr. Wallace defines New Testament Textual Criticism and discusses topics like identifying textual variants, categorizing manuscripts, and interpreting the available evidence.

The Basics of New Testament Textual Criticism Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts

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Textual Criticism remains today as one of the most overlooked disciplines in Biblical studies. In this collection, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) teaches people from the lay to the scholarly level about the basic principles and practices of New Testament Textual Criticism (NTTC). Dr. Wallace defines New Testament Textual Criticism and discusses topics like identifying textual variants, categorizing manuscripts, and interpreting the available evidence.

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    What is New Testament Textual Criticism

    What is New Testament Textual Criticism

    In this video, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) gives an introduction to the practice of New Testament Textual Criticism (NTTC) with a focus on the definition of NTTC. Dan holds that NTTC is defined by its goal to recover the wording of the no longer extant original text, or autograph, from the available, but variant, existing manuscripts (MSS).

    • 9 min
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    An Embarrassment of Riches

    An Embarrassment of Riches

    Compared to the manuscript attestation of classical texts and secular histories, the New Testament is attested to by an embarrassment of riches. Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) describes the favorable situation of New Testament textual criticism based on the number and variety of texts where the New Testament is recorded.

    • 16 min
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    The Practice of New Testament Textual Criticism Part 1 External Evidence

    The Practice of New Testament Textual Criticism Part 1 External Evidence

    The practice of New Testament Textual Criticism (NTTC) is given greater depth by Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) through providing an introduction to the use of external evidence. The three types of external evidence, namely, date and character, genealogical solidarity, and geographical distribution, are used to determine the usefulness of manuscripts (MSS) such as Codex W, p66, p75, codex 1739, and codex 1582.

    • 11 min
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    The Practice of New Testament Textual Criticism Part 2 Internal Evidence

    The Practice of New Testament Textual Criticism Part 2 Internal Evidence

    Evidence for the original text of the New Testament can sometimes be found within the text itself. Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) discusses how intrinsic evidence that supports a particular reading of the text can be discovered through the literary decisions of an author or the transcriptional editing by copyists and scribes.

    • 18 min
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    External and Internal Evidence Combined Revelation 1'4

    External and Internal Evidence Combined Revelation 1'4

    The combination of external evidence and internal evidence is used to resolve the textual problem that exists in Revelation 1:4. Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) uses the basic principles of textual criticism, to choose the reading that best explains the rise of the other(s), to come to the conclusion that the author, John, intentionally made a “grammatical blunder” for the purpose of making allusion to the Old Testament passage of Exodus 3:14.

    • 12 min
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    External & Internal Evidence Matthew 27'16-17

    External & Internal Evidence Matthew 27'16-17

    In this video, the methodology of New Testament textual criticism (NTTC) is applied by Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) to Matthew 27:16-17. The manuscript evidence is scrutinized and certain principles are applied in the process, such as the dictum that the best reading is the one that best explains the rise of the other readings.

    • 7 min

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MrVince44 ,

Fabulous Introduction

These short lectures provide a crisp introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism. They are thoughtful, logical and open up the body of knowledge and methods through history in a way that is easy to understand for the beginner. I am grateful for the rich knowledge of Dr. Wallace and the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts for making this material available at no cost to the learner, what a blessing!

John Hames ,

Dr. Wallace is a fantastic well of information

Dr. Wallace is a fantastic well of information, I am watching on iTunes U and find Dr. Wallace knows of which he speaks! Thank you for your hard work! Use their Amazon link to help pay for their endeavors.

Cawhalen ,

A pearl of great value!

Was assigned Dr. Wallace's videos as part of my Hermeneutics coursework. I braced myself for dry, academic theory.
Within the first minute I was feverishly taking notes and hanging on his word!

A great teacher is one who makes you want to think about what he's teaching and go deeper...
Dr. Wallace is an exceptional scholar and teacher.

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