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  • Ep. 5: Texts Must Be Weighed, Not Counted

    Ep. 5: Texts Must Be Weighed, Not Counted

    Brian continues his series on the reliability of the New Testament, arguing that not all copies are created equal. There are ways of discerning additions to the original text-differences between copies do not make the text as a whole unreliable.

  • Ep. 4: Which Copy is True?

    Brian continues his series on the reliability of the New Testament texts, asking whether it is possible to figure out which, among divergent copies, is true to the original? He introduces the discipline of textual criticism and shows how it works.

  • Ep. 3: That Verse Shouldn’t Be There, But It Is

    Dr. Brian Mattson uses the recent death of a snake-charming, pentecostal preacher to look at the necessity of really understanding the text and that some inclusions are really debated.

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  • Ep. 2- Commentary: We Don’t Have the Original Manuscript

    There is a true objection that Christianity does not have the original manuscript. But neither do we have for Plato, Socrates and other historical works. The key distinction is the difference between a text and a manuscript.