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5431Re: [textualcriticism] Re: M. A. Robinson's recent article

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  • Tommy Wasserman
    Dec 1, 2009
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      WW: "'Robinson mentions the highly circular nature of the 
      'local-genealogical' theory producing such a text,'

      Why is it circular?
      What IS circular is the CBGM, the 'Coherence-Based Genealogical Method', I
      agree, I have noted this myself repeatedly."

      I don't see why you regard the CBGM as circular but not the local-genealogical method (or theory).  The CBGM is a refined version of the local-genealogical method. I would describe it as a bootstrapping procedure (not just circular), that you seem to accept yourself since you appeal to external evidence that is largely based on internal evidence. You arrive at this external evidence by accumulating data in a large number of passages, working from clearer cases to more complex. 

      Tommy Wasserman


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        From: Wieland Willker [wie@...]
      Sent: 1/12/2009 9:35:10 AM
      To: textualcriticism@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [textualcriticism] Re: M. A. Robinson's recent article 


       

      I have no problem with the fact that, at times, a verse as a whole in the NA
      is not extant in any surviving manuscript. This can happen. And about 100
      out of about 8.000 verses is not much.
      How one can infer from that, that "the NA27/UBS4 text is based on conjecture
      and speculation, and not upon a logical inference from the actual data" is
      pure polemics. I don't like that.

      Nevertheless I agree that there are a few cases where the break-up of larger
      units of variation into microscopic smaller units is a bit too much for my
      taste.

      An example is Jo 6:23, where HLQEN PLOIARIA has no manuscript support. Ok,
      they put it in brackets, but a little bit more courage or decisiveness would
      be appropriate here (and at some other points), I think.

      > Robinson mentions the highly circular nature of the
      > "local-genealogical " theory producing such a text,

      Why is it circular?
      What IS circular is the CBGM, the "Coherence-Based Genealogical Method", I
      agree, I have noted this myself repeatedly.

      Best wishes
      Wieland
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