What Is the Goal of the New Testament Textual Scholar?


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THE EARLY CHRISTIAN COPYISTS OF THE NEW TESTAMENTTHE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENTMISREPRESENTING JESUS_Third EditionThe Complete Guide to Bible Translation-2

Edward D. AndrewsEDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 100 books. Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

This article may be somewhat controversial because many modern textual scholars are not certain that we can get back to the original text. Again, when we use the term “original” reading or “original” text in this publication, it is a reference to the exemplar manuscript by the New Testament author (e.g. Paul) and his secretary (e.g. Tertius)–if he used one–from which other copies were made for publication and distribution to the Christian communities. While this article will focus on the textual criticism process as a whole, its main focus will be the early text of the New Testament, namely, the first three centuries of Christianity. In…

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