Textual Criticism

From: DearPastor@aol.com
Date: Thu Oct 26 1995 - 11:31:25 EDT

>>Here the question is, what is a scribe most
>>likely to have done: dropped a phrase present in the text, or, influenced
>>by parallel passages elsewhere which do have the phrase, added it? The
>>answer is clearly the latter, which means that the longer reading in each
>>of these two cases is suspect as secondary. The NASB is simply translating

>>the best-attested form of the verses (i.e., it is not leaving out

Actually, due to the work of Colwell, Clark, Streeter, Royse, and Head, it
has been shown that due to various factors scribes were more likely to omit
than to add to the text.

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