Re: "canonical" text
- Original message sent on Mon, Mar 25 11:42 PM by gjw@... (Gregory J.
> Another complication I see is that there seems to be a distinctionThis is an interesting point you make, and immediately raises in my mind the
> between the Text and specific texts. I often explain to people, for
> example, that there is no such thing as an original manuscript of the
> Bible. (Okay, maybe it's too obvious to say in this forum!)
> Nevertheless, I consider the Bible to be scripture. But what I consider
> to be scripture is not just one manuscript, fragment, or compendium.
question of how do you classify variants then? Are all variants, in your
opinion, inspired? This is the tricky question for those of us who would like
to hold to any kind of verbal inspiration or inerrancy.
Grad. student, Dallas Seminary
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