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The Coherence Based Genealogical Method as a Tool for Explaining Textual Changes in the Greek New Testament

Wasserman, Tommy LU (2015) In Novum Testamentum 57(2). p.206-218
Abstract
This article discusses the advantages of the the Coherence Based Genealogical Method (CBGM), not only as a tool for reconstructing the text of the New Testament, but also for surveying the history of readings and for explaining textual changes. The CBGM promises to detect readings, which have emerged several times independently in the textual tradition. The method is applied to selected examples in 1 John 5:6 and Jude 4, which are relevant to the issue of “orthodox corruption,” as raised by Bart D. Ehrman.

The results speak against deliberate textual changes as effects of early Christological controversies in these particular passages. Rather the textual changes reflect other typical behaviour on the part of the scribes throughout... (More)
This article discusses the advantages of the the Coherence Based Genealogical Method (CBGM), not only as a tool for reconstructing the text of the New Testament, but also for surveying the history of readings and for explaining textual changes. The CBGM promises to detect readings, which have emerged several times independently in the textual tradition. The method is applied to selected examples in 1 John 5:6 and Jude 4, which are relevant to the issue of “orthodox corruption,” as raised by Bart D. Ehrman.

The results speak against deliberate textual changes as effects of early Christological controversies in these particular passages. Rather the textual changes reflect other typical behaviour on the part of the scribes throughout the history of transmission. (Less)
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Novum Testamentum
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206 - 218
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Brill Academic Publishers
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0048-1009
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10.1163/15685365-12341486
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  author       = {Wasserman, Tommy},
  issn         = {0048-1009},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {206--218},
  publisher    = {Brill Academic Publishers},
  series       = {Novum Testamentum},
  title        = {The Coherence Based Genealogical Method as a Tool for Explaining Textual Changes in the Greek New Testament},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685365-12341486},
  volume       = {57},
  year         = {2015},
}