Re: Textual Criticism: A Caution

From: Paul S. Dixon (
Date: Sat Oct 25 1997 - 12:37:04 EDT

I third the motion that the textual criticism discussion be allowed to

Dr. Paul S. Dixon, Pastor
Wilsonville, Oregon

On Sat, 25 Oct 1997 14:29:04 +1000 Ward Powers
<> writes:
>At 08:35 97/10/24 -0400, Randy Leedy wrote:
>>I wonder if perhaps at times the sentiments of list members might
>>override the letter of the B-Greek Law. I am intensely interested in
>>the Textual Criticism discussion that was developing, and I was very
>>disappointed at the prospect that the only way I might hear more is
>>to join another list and have to sort through a mass of arcana that
>>I'd rather avoid. I, for one, would like to see this discussion
>>continue here as long as it stays within bounds of decency and, by
>>virtue of its nature as very general rather than specific, meets a
>>Greek-related need not easily met elsewhere. Yes, I can buy the books
>>and spend hours working through them (as I have already done with
>>Metzger), which is something I need to do at any rate. But this was
>>shaping up to be a very helpful introduction and overview of the
>>current state of the question. May we reconsider?
>To fellow b-greekers and The Powers That Be:
>I was quite comfortable with the Textual Criticism discussion, and did
>feel that it needed to be expurgated from the list. I sensed that some
>people were finding it profitable, and, after all, those who did not
>easily skip it and delete it.
>I take note of Randy's cogently put points, and I support him is
>rcommending that this discussion be approved to continue on-list.
>Rev Dr B. Ward Powers Phone (International):
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