From: Edward Hobbs (EHOBBS@wellesley.edu)
Date: Thu Oct 23 1997 - 12:52:21 EDT
There is a List devoted to Textual Criticism; may I ask that those who wish
to continue to discuss the principles and practice of the discipline
continue it there, or off-list.
Bart Ehrman and Mike Holmes (who really ARE textual critics) have given us
good and responsible leads, for those who wish to pursue the matter in
Myself, I was once a textual critic (studying under E. C. Colwell, working
on the International Project in its early years, publishing an
"Introduction" to method, guiding Jim Royce's now-famous dissertation on
the shorter-reading rule in the papyri), but consider my own current
knowledge inadequate to debate the subject with Mike and Bart.
So, please: Off-list, or on the TextCrit list. And read those two good
books, one by and the other in honor of Bruce Metzger. (And let's honor
him in San Francisco a month from now, not bury him!)
Edward Hobbs, speaking "officially"
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