Gain an understanding of the history, methods and results of textual criticism of the Old and New Testaments.
By necessity, the texts of the Bible have been copied and recopied. Despite the most careful and painstaking efforts of scribes and publishers through the centuries, errors of one sort or another have crept in and have been reproduced. Sorting out the errors and determining the original wording is the task of textual criticism.
In plain language, and with ample illustration, Paul D. Wegner gives you an overview of the history and methods, aims and results of textual criticism. In the process you will gain an appreciation for the vast work that has been accomplished in preserving the text of Scripture and find a renewed confidence in its reliability.
This handy one-volume reference provides you with:
•An introduction to all of the major texts and versions of the Old and New Testaments
•Explanations of how Old and New Testament writings were passed down to the church today
•A survey of the physical variety, quantity and condition of the original texts and fragments
•Detailed descriptions of how scholars read, study and interpret ancient manuscripts
•A forthright examination of the existence of textual errors and corrections
•A history of textual criticism
•Accessible and appealing language for new students and non-experts
•Helpful charts, photographs and cross-references instantly searchable through PC Study Bible
Whether you are a serious student looking for a succinctly-stated resource on textual criticism, or have an interest in learning more about the history and reliability of Scripture, the Student's Guide to Textual Criticism will provide you with a working knowledge of this fascinating discipline.