Directionality Determinations (pre-determined)
- --- "Jeffrey B. Gibson"
> > As a text critic (TC) he does consider itJeffrey:
> > in evaluating internal evidence so we cannot say
> > NEVER spoke about it. (cf. Textual Commentary on
> > Greek NT, 14).
> Here is p. 14 from Metzger's Textual Commentary (2nd
> ed.). I an unable to detect where
> on this page Metzger does what you say he does.
> Perhaps, you'd be so kind as to use
> those fine eyes of yours that are so adept at
> spotting (alleged) spelling mistakes, and
> point out to me what my aging eyes do not see.
I owe you an apology for taxing your aging eyes. It
was my scribal error of accepting a text as
trustworthy that led to this mistake and my sloth in
not checking the source myself to verify it. I found
the wrong citation in my notes drawn from a discussion
years ago on another list by one of the moderators of
this list who enjoys TC. Anyway, the error is mine and
it should have read page xxviii (in the Corrected
edition, 1975) in the discussion on II. Internal
Evidence (Criteria) 2 (b) The priority of the Gospel
according to Mark. However, I did say it was Metger's
criteria for evaluating Internal Evidence, which
should have led to the discovery of my misquoting the
So, as we can all see, it is abundantly and amply
clear that Metzger and the Committee of TC voters on
the text were indeed influenced by Markan priority,
take Markan priority as FACT, allow it to shape, color
and form their thinking when they evaluate texts to
make their determinations and final decisions
regarding the textual traditions and choose which
among them (in their way of thinking) comes closest to
John N. Lupia, III
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