Textual Criticism

The history of the transmission of the text of the New Testament is a fascinating subject. But it is more than a simple subject or an interesting matter. Understanding how we got our Bible and how reliable is its text becomes a vital topic when we believe it is the Word of God.

The Bible is inspired and God has preserved its text down through the centuries. Faith believes it and evidence proves it. 

These books are all about this!!!

 

John William Burgon’s classics.

The crazy thing about today’s textual criticism is that a scholar like Burgon could be proved right in so many of his statements and yet be ignored, meanwhile though very or little of W & H’s theory is still standing – if anything at all – they are praised and admired.

Very disappointing. 

THE LAST TWELVE VERSES OF THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO S. MARK by John W. Burgon

The reproduction of the original 1871 book. 

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1678475858

THE TRADITIONAL TEXT OF THE HOLY GOSPELS by John W. Burgon

The reproduction of the original 1896 book.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1677992050

THE CAUSES OF THE CORRUPTION OF THE TRADITIONAL TEXT OF THE HOLY GOSPEL by John W. Burgon

The sequel to the book The Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1678463663

 

THE CASE FOR THE BYZANTINE PRIORITY by Robinson and Pierpont.

The theory about the Byzantine priority discussed by the authors of a magnificent edition of the Majority Text of the Greek New Testament. Inside you will find the Gospel of John from their critical text.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1676409165

ebook: www.amazon.com/dp/B082WG3S24

The New Testament published by Robinson and Pierpont is a wonderful, reliable edition of its original Greek text. It is very easy to have access to it on the internet, through apps, etc. I encourage the Bible student to use it, study it, promote it with confidence. This book presents the expositions by these two great scholars concerning the superiority of the Byzantine (Majority) Text form found in the 2005 edition of their Greek text published by Chilton Publishing. The Greek text of the Gospel of John has been added as a sample of the accuracy of their work. Also because of their contribution, we can boldly say that the case for the reliability of the biblical text has been clearly stated: it has been handed down through the centuries by manuscripts and edited by the valuable textual critics of our time. May God bless His Word, inspired and preserved, so that “the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:17).

Giuseppe Guarino. Birkirkara, Malta 25th January, 2020

 

THE MAJORITY TEXT OF THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT by Giuseppe Guarino. 

This book proves the case for the superiority of the so called Majority Text of the original Greek New Testament, which some call also Traditional or Byzantine. It is the author’s conviction that the Majority of the manuscripts of the original apostolic texts must be viewed as the result of the faithful copying tradition started with the autographs down to the middle-ages.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1708744711

 

THE MAJORITY TEXT OF THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT by Giuseppe Guarino. Full Color Edition.

This book proves the case for the superiority of the so called Majority Text of the original Greek New Testament, which some call also Traditional or Byzantine. It is the author’s conviction that the Majority of the manuscripts of the original apostolic texts must be viewed as the result of the faithful copying tradition started with the autographs down to the middle-ages.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/9995715155

THE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE  Edited by F.H.A. Scrivener. 

In 1860 the original of the New Testament was published by F.H.A. Scrivener who annotated its text according to the critical editions of Lachmann, Tischendorf and other scholars.This text was the edition of the Textus Receptus edited by Stephanus in 1550 and translated in the King James Version of 1611.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1070949019

THE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE ORIGINAL GREEK Edited by F.H.A. Scrivener.

This is the exact copy of the 1894 Edition of the Textus Receptus, the text underlying the King James Version, edited by Scrivener. It is precious also for the notes concerning the changes made following the Alexandrian/Egyptian text, which are basically the same found in today’s modern Bible versions.It has wide margins and it’s great for study purposes.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1095851845

THE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE ORIGINAL GREEK, INTRODUCTION AND APPENDIX by B.F Westcott and F.J.A. Hort.

Westcott and Hort published their theory on the so called Neutral Text, which revised the text of the Textus Receptus in favor of the Alexandrian Text of Vatican and Sinaitic. These two volumes are the photographic reproductions of the Introduction and the Appendix to their text originally published in 1882.

VOLUME I

book: www.amazon.com/dp/B0849X7W51

VOLUME II

book: www.amazon.com/dp/B0849RWXQ9

THE TEXT AND THE CANON OF THE NEW TESTAMENT by Alexander Souter

Another reprint that is a must for textual criticism students.

book: www.amazon.com/dp/1659362768