Patience is a must when dealing with a topic here. I'm glad we have the freedom to talk about topics like this because they rarely (if ever) are discussed in our churches.
Now, if everyone would just see things my way we would have perfect unity!
RobertW wrote:It seems reasonable to me to then accept the fullest amount of material that we have to which there are more than say 'x amount' of sources. If codex 'a' has material that codex 'b' does not- then go with the fullest text.
_________________Daniel van de Laar
The superiority of one text form over the other however, does little to impact the overall textual criticisms leveled against the whole - which was my point - that even though I prefer the byzantine text to the alexandrian text - even if with my whole heart I zealously consider the byzantine text superior; such a preference in no makes the the critical text less accurate.
Thanks Ron - I will definitely give it a sober and thoughtful read.Dan/\/\/\
Hi dannthere are some text critical points in the [url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=5991&forum=36]"concerning baptism" [/url] which might interest you.
Thanks again Ron.I am still reading the first link you sent! :-)You may want to examine [url=http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~wie/TCG/Introduction-3-Texttypes.pdf]Some basic obersvations on Text-types. (Dr. Wielland Willker)[/url]. It is just his own musings coupled with some statistical information etc, but it may shed some light into my own reasoning in the matter.Dan