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Die tekskritiek van die Nuwe Testament (2): ’n Oefening in teorie en praktyk

L. D. Jacobs

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 13, No 1 (1992), 11-26. doi: 10.4102/ve.v13i1.1044

Submitted: 18 July 1992
Published:  18 July 1992


The textual criticism of the New Testament (2): An exercise in theory and practice
This concluding article on New Testament textual criticism focuses on the practical application of a workable method for the evaluation of textual variants in the manuscripts of the New Testament. Six variation units displaying a wide variety of textual problems are discussed, viz the ending of Mark’s gospel, the theological/christological problem in John 1:18, the possible conjectural emendation in Acts 16:12, the ortographical variation in Romans 5:1, the doxology at the end of Romans, and the so-called “command to silence” in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. The next result in each case does not necessarily produce rousing new insights, but it underlines the need for a balanced approach which weighs all the evidence without prejudice before making a decision on the value of a textual variant.

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