News: Germans try to own Greek NT! (Aug 8, 2009)
German Bible Society claims copyright over all derivative works using UBS4 text!
New Book: ( June 2009 )
The Pericope Adulterae, the Gospel of John,
and the Literacy of Jesus
by Chris Keith
Book Promo: 'Although consistently overlooked or dismissed, John 8.6, 8 in the Pericope Adulterae is the only place in canonical or non-canonical Jesus tradition that portrays Jesus as writing. After establishing that John 8.6, 8 is indeed a claim that Jesus could write, this book offers a new interpretation and transmission history of the Pericope Adulterae. Not only did the pericope's interpolator place the story in John's Gospel in order to highlight the claim that Jesus could write, but he did so at John 7.53 - 8.11 as a result of carefully reading the Johannine narrative. The final chapter of the book proposes a plausible socio-historical context for the insertion of the story. '
Nov 2008 - Jan 2009:
Over 50 new Articles and Pages!
Here is a list of the Articles and Features we've added this Winter:
Five More Early Fathers
5th century Latin poet who turned the Gospels into verse, uses John 8:1-11 as Holy Scripture
This often misused early father provides evidence that must be carefully evaluated.
This historian gives amazing evidence regarding the PA.
Startling new evidence removes Chrysostom from the list of fathers not using John 8:1-11, and moves him to the growing list of those who give testimony of this passage!
This early translator of Eusebius shows knowledge of John 8:1-11 as Holy Scripture.
Eighteen Textual Critics
American historian who supported the Revised Version is analyzed.
He reverses the over-skeptical methodology of the 19th century.
Sir Frederic Kenyon reveals the significance of the papyri discoveries, for the authenticity of John.
Sir Frederic Kenyon gives the background to the various Coptic translations.
He shows that there were still many competant defenders of John 8:1-11.
- presents an early and masterful defence of the passage.
A good discussion on the Latinisms of this odd manuscript.
Another attack evaluated
disappointing attempt at dismissal
Critic shows worthlessness of negative internal evidence
following the wrong leads
Disappointing attack, and less than honest self-promotion
A more balanced view of the Discourse material
The Traditional Text in modern English
good intro to opposing views
the stagnation of Textual Criticism
the state of knowledge at the turn of the century
Various New Articles
revealing Dot and Space ...again
finally, reliable assessments
Profound new evidence for the Authenticity of the PA
great discussion of previous critics
personal recollections by a friend
up do date info on the Lectionary system
a brief look at the 4 oldest copies of John
Reviews the theories of the 1800s
its metamorphosis and erasure of John 8:1-11
based on Griesbach
second thoughts on the Westcott-Hort text!
the Lectionary text
Updates and Cleanups
Also many new links and navigational aids