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Reasoned Eclecticism (Part 2)

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Lesson

This lecture is 2 of 3 lectures on reasoned eclecticism.

Outline

I. INTRODUCTION

II. CRITIQUE OF RIGOROUS ECLECTICISM

III. CRITIQUE OF MAJORITY TEXT THEORY

IV. CRITIQUE OF REASONED ECLECTICISM

V. INTERNAL EVIDENCE

VI. EXTERNAL EVIDENCE

A. Internal vs External

B. What is a Text-type

1. The largest group of manuscripts with a common ancestor

2. Illustration of NASB and NKJV

3. Hort’s chart

C. Three Aspects — how know if they represent the local original

1. Date and Character of mss

a) The closer in time to the original, the better the ms

b) mss from a faithful line of copying are preferred

c) mss done carefully are preferred

2. Genealogical solidarity of mss

a) Older and better manuscripts of a particular text-type agree

b) If virtually all the MSS of a text-type agree

3. Geographical distribution of mss

a) More widespread a textual variant is

b) Not restricted to a text-type

4. Genealogical solidarity to geographical distribution (chart)

D. External Evidence Illustrations

1. Mark 1:2 — “in Isaiah the prophet”

2. Mark 1:1 — “the Son of God”

3. Titles of Gospels — “Gospel”

4. John 14:17 — “will be / is”

E. Conclusion

VII. Illustrations