Re: Textual Criticism

From: Larry W. Hurtado (
Date: Thu Oct 26 1995 - 12:06:10 EDT

On Thu, 26 Oct 1995 wrote:
> 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.

Uh, this is quite a misleading overgeneralization and distortion.
Especially in the Synoptic Gospels texts, it is necessary to make *large*
allowances for harmonization and other stylistic changes that may add or
drop or whatever.

Larry Hurtado, Religion, Univ. of Manitoba

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