Wednesday, April 12, 2023

TBS Conference Video: The Case for the Received Text (Luke 23:34a)


TBS has released the video version of the message I gave at the Text & Translation Conference in London in September 2022.



Jonty said...

Can you please clarify how we can believe that God has kept his word “pure in all ages”, and yet the church never possessed the TR until 1500 years later?

Jeffrey T. Riddle said...

Since the TR is a printed edition it did not, of course, come into being until the invention of printing. We believe that the text it contains, however, represents the original text that had been faithfully preserved through transmission and was recognized as such.

R. L. Vaughn said...

I enjoyed and was edified by this lesson. I thought you would be interested in the following. I checked on the purported English Marcion Bible, and found that the entire 34th verse is left out. It reads thusly:

“And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is called the Skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

“And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them scoffed at him, saying, Others he saved; let him save himself, if this is Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and saying, If you be the king of the Jews, save yourself. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

I am unsure about putting too much stock in this, since it is my understanding that this thing has sort of been reconstructed from patristic quotes of Marcion, in addition to some Latin manuscripts at the Vatican. Nevertheless, I think it is intriguing to find the Marcion Bible omits (or potentially omits) this.