Online Text-Types Debate
- Wieland and friends,
During the past month, Tim Warner and I engaged in a spirited
discussion about text-types. Tim essentially advocated the
Byzantine Text, occasionally overruled by consistent patristic
evidence, while I advocated an eclectic approach, made distinct from
Hort's approach by the premise that a Proto-Byzantine Text is
embedded in the Byzantine Text. Along the way, we each develop
different ideas about the transmission-history of the NT text, and
discuss specific variants.
After about 50 posts, the debate has reached its conclusion. It can
be read at the Pristine Faith Restoration Society forums (the main
site is www.pfrs.org ), at
http://p214.ezboard.com/fthechristiancafefrm32 . Between the
opening and closing statements, the discussion takes the form of
several sub-discussions. (It's currently labeled as being about
translations, but it's really about text-types and transmission-
I am confident that the Warner-Snapp Debate on Text-types will be
helpful to those who would like to see the strengths and weaknesses
of the opposing views represented by brother Warner and myself.
Yours in Christ,
James Snapp, Jr.
Curtisville Christian Church