By: Leigh Ann Thompson
In November, the book Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism—edited by Peter Gurry and Elijah Hixson— hit the shelves. Each chapter in the book considers a “myth” about manuscripts and the text of the New Testament and offers a response with helpful information for apologists and lay people who are interested in how data about manuscripts influences our understanding of the reliability of the text of the New Testament.
Some of the authors of Myths and Mistakes have kindly participated in interviews with the CSNTM interns about their contributions. Over the next few weeks, we will post these written interviews here on CSNTM’s blog. We hope you enjoy learning from the book’s contributors, and we highly recommend purchasing the book for yourself!
Peter J. Gurry (Text and Canon Institute, Phoenix Seminary)—”Myths about Variants”
Greg Lanier (Reformed Theological Seminary)—“Dating Myths: How Later Manuscripts Can Be Better Manuscripts”
Elijah Hixson (Tyndale House, Cambridge)—”Dating Myths”
James Prothro (Ave Maria University and The Religious Studies Review)—“Myths about Classical Literature”
Zachary J. Cole (Union Theological College)—“Myths about Copyists: The Scribes Who Copied Our Earliest Manuscripts”
John Meade (Text and Canon Institute, Phoenix Seminary)—”Myths about Canon: What the Codex Can and Can’t Tell Us”