> Yes I still recommend Swanson, and I have always stated that his work
> on the gospels thru Acts NEEDS revision!
This may be irrelevant, but perhaps there is a lesson for us all to
lear from history; as I remember the initial discussions on the old
TC-list, you did praise Swanson's work for being very accurate indeed,
whereas the Nestle-Aland edition in contrast was crowded with errors.
I also got the impression that Ivo Tamm's work (for the INTF) in
checking Swanson for errors may in fact have had to do with that very
critique ("counterstrike") - that only Ivo knows. As time went by, and
you had a chance to evaluate Swanson's work yourself, you may have
changed your mind and pointed to the need of revision, which is good. I
think we all learn from this, which you also point out, that
independent control from other scholars over time, will tell how an
edition stands. The day I submit my own edition (of Jude) I will not
say a word about its accuracy, but I will express my hopes that it will
stand the test... In any case, I am confident that it contains
errors...hopefully not too many.
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