The Text of the New Testament: A Beginner's Guide to New Testament Textual Criticism


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Many critics of the Bible say that we cannot know what was said, because we do not have the originals. This is a false claim, because we can get back to the originals by restoring what was there through the science of textual criticism, and a restored text, is the same as the originals, minus being on the same original papyrus.

Starting with the basics, Edward D. Andrews guides you through New Testament textual criticism. Starting with the threat to the authority and authenticity of the New Testament text (Bible critics), The Text of the New Testament leads you through each aspect of textual studies to prepare you for studying the Bible as a student of the textual history. Even more importantly, Andrews presents arguments to defend the Bible's authority and accuracy against the latest onslaught of atheist and agnostic scholarship undermining the Bible as divinely inspired, inerrant and irrefutable. Andrews gives the student the history of the text, explaining the art and science of textual criticism, offering the reader a word picture of the ancient books, as well as the basics of paleography (dating manuscripts). In addition, he explains how we can restore what the original text said, the different methods of textual criticism, taking the reader through the process of publishing the original New Testament books, along with the 1,400 year period of corruption by copyists, culminating with the 400 years of restoration, and so much more. This will enable the Bible student to defend himself against those who wish to cast doubt on the trustworthiness of our Greek New Testament text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470020910
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

EDWARD D. ANDREWS (BS and MDiv, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is CEO and President of Bible Translation Magazine. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and Associates for Biblical Research. He has authored dozens of articles, as well as seven books.

(1) THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT: A Beginner's Guide to New Testament Textual Criticism (February 2012);
(2) THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BIBLE TRANSLATION: Bible Translation Choices and Translation Principles (February 2012);
(3) MISREPRESENTING JESUS: Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus (December 2011);
(4) YOUR GUIDE FOR DEFENDING THE BIBLE Self-Education of the Bible Made Easy (April 2011);
(5) AN INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE DIFFICULTIES: So-Called Errors and Contradictions (March 2011);
(6) BIBLE DIFFICULTIES: Debunking the Documentary Hypothesis (February 2011).
(7) DIFFICULTIES IN THE BIBLE Alleged Errors and Contradictions Updated and Expanded Edition (February 8, 2011)

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