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Some Famous Textual Problems: Mark 5:3b–4

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Lesson

Why was the man waiting for so many years at the pool of Bethesda? Was there really an angel stirring up the waters and healing the first one in?

Outline

I. Variants

II. INTERNAL EVIDENCE

A. Transcriptional Probability

1. Unintentional change

2. Intentional change

3. Harder reading

4. Shorter reading

B. Intrinsic Probability

C. Conclusion: A- for shorter reading

III. EXTERNAL EVIDENCE

A. Date and Character

B. Genealogical Solidarity

C. Geographical Distribution

D. Other Considerations

E. Conclusion: Grade A- John 5.3b-4 not authentic