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Reasoned Eclecticism (Part 3)

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Lesson

This lecture illustrates the principles of 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

REVIEW

A. Basic principle: Choose the reading that best explains the rise of the others

B. Basic Approach

1. Internal evidence first

2. External evidence second

3. Combine the two grades

VII. ILLUSTRATIONS

A. Revelation 1.4 — “he/God who is”

1. Internal Evidence

a) Transcriptional probability

b) Intrinsic Probability

2. External Evidence

B. Mark 1:1 — “the Son of God”

1. Internal evidence

a) Transcriptional probability

b) Intrinsic Probability

2. External Evidence

C. John 14:17 — “is/will be”

1. Internal Evidence

a) Transcriptional probability

b) Intrinsic Probability

2. External Evidence

D. Matthew 27:16–17 — “Jesus Barabbas”

1. Internal evidence

2. External Evidence

3. Additional factors