Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism

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Peter J. Gurry , Elijah Hixson
  • Downers Grove, IL: 
    IVP Academic
    , November
     400 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Since the unexpected popularity of Bart Ehrman's bestselling Misquoting Jesus, textual criticism has become a staple of Christian apologetics. Ehrman's skepticism about recovering the original text of the New Testament does deserve a response. However, this renewed apologetic interest in textual criticism has created fresh problems for evangelicals. An unfortunate proliferation of myths, mistakes, and misinformation has arisen about this technical area of biblical studies. In this volume Elijah Hixson and Peter Gurry, along with a team of New Testament textual critics, offer up-to-date, accurate information on the history and current state of the New Testament text that will serve apologists and Christian students even as it offers a self-corrective to evangelical excesses.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Elijah Hixson is junior research associate in New Testament Text and Language at Tyndale House, Cambridge, and author of Scribal Habits in Sixth-Century Greek Purple Codices


Peter J. Gurry is assistant professor of New Testament and codirector of the Text & Canon Institute at Phoenix Seminary. 


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