"Identifying Real Orthodox Corruptions of Scripture"

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  1. jonathan.borland

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    Dear Friends,

    Click here to download a roughdraft of my article, "Identifying Real Orthodox Corruptions of Scripture: Some Guidelines Based on Probable Orthodox Corruptions from the Gospel of Matthew."

    One of the values of the appendices is that I give you the extrapolated complete collation data from Münster on every known Greek manuscript for the variations in Matt 1:25, 4:10, 5:22, 17:21, and 24:36.

    I would also appreciate any interactions, questions, or proofreading (GreekTim!).

    Sincerely,

    Jonathan C. Borland
     
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    I appreciate everyone who's willing to wade through it and ask questions, find mistakes, point out problems with the argument, etc.

    Here's a table of contents with page numbers:

    1. Presuppositions and Methodological Concerns (1)

    2. The Practical Problem and Its Implications (2)

    3. Investigation of Probable Orthodox Corruptions in Matthew (5-26)
    3.1 Matt 1:25 (5)
    3.2 Matt 4:10 (8)
    3.3 Matt 5:22 (13)
    3.4 Matt 17:21 (20)
    3.5 Matt 24:36 (25)​
    4. Appraisal of Bart Ehrman’s Orthodox Corruption (26)

    5. Preliminary Guidelines for Identifying Real Orthodox Corruptions of Scripture (30)
    5.1 An Accurate Judgment as to Which Reading Was “More Orthodox” (30)
    5.2 The Activity of Church Fathers Promoting a Reading, Especially a Slimly Attested One (31)
    5.3 The Receptivity of a Proposed Corruption in the Greek MS Tradition (32)
    5.4 The Improbability of Other Explanations for the Rise of the Corruption (33)
    5.5 The Presence of Identical or Similar Corruptions in the MS Tradition (34)​

    Appendix A: Greek Manuscript Collation Data for Matt 1:25 (35)
    Appendix B: Greek Manuscript Collation Data for Matt 4:10 (39)
    Appendix C: Greek Manuscript Collation Data for Matt 5:22 (43)
    Appendix D: Greek Manuscript Collation Data for Matt 17:21 (47)
    Appendix E: Greek Manuscript Collation Data for Matt 24:36 (52)
     
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    Can't wait to read it.

    Is this for ETS or something??? I guess that would be hard since those papers are submitted early. Are you taking a class?
     
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    Just read the first footnote... ETS, I'm impressed. Congrats dude!!! My pastor will be there. Wish I could as well, but someone has to stay behind and preach Sunday ;)
     
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    Hi Tim,

    The proposal had to be submitted in January for acceptance, but the paper itself could be written, in theory, on the airplane to the meeting. Actually it's ok that you can't go, since I can't either. So my father will be presenting it for me in my absence. The question now is which of the 5 passages to present along with pp. 1-5 and 26-34, which are essential to understanding its argument and logical consequences. You only get 25-30 mins for presenting. I'm leaning toward Matt 1:25 and 4:10. What do you think?

    Sincerely,

    Jonathan
     
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    Dear Baptistboarders,

    I have made some corrections and improvements to my article, which still may be downloaded from the link in the original post. I value your criticisms, questions, and suggestions for improvement.

    Sincerely,

    Jonathan C. Borland
     
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    I'm planning to read this and give you some input. I think it's great your father can present for you. What a great hobby for a father-son team: NT textual criticism! :thumbs:

    Congrats on it being accepted for ETS. I don't think my son is presenting this time, just continuing work on his dissertation.
     
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    Just read the first page and I like it. I'm aware of the Bart Ehrman situation, but have only read his work with Metzger in the 4th ed. of The Text of the NT, so I look forward to learning more.

    One small point: in the last paragraph of the second page you have a sentence starting with "For," which would be linking to the previous clause normally. You might try instead something like, "The reason for this is...."
     
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