Lecture on the Tyndale House Edition of the Greek New Testament

I (Rob Plummer) would like to invite you to a free lecture on the Tyndale House Edition of the Greek New Testament by the lead editor of this recent publication, Dr. Dirk Jongkind.

Wednesday, June 20th, 1pm (Eastern Standard Time), in the basement of the Southern Seminary library (Building 6 on this map).

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY

After Dr. Jongkind’s presentation and following discussion, Dr. Plummer will be giving a private tour of the seminary archives to Daily Dose subscribers. Some of the Greek treasures there include a 1522 Erasmus 3rd edition Greek New Testament and the original handwritten manuscripts of A.T. Robertson’s magisterial grammar. I hope you can join us!

Title and description of the lecture below:

Treasuring Detail in Untraditional Ways: The Tyndale House Edition of the Greek New Testament

Since the early 18th century the approach to the textual criticism of the GNT has been dominated by a received set of ‘canons of textual criticism’. This set of guidelines determines the categories with which individual textual variants are discussed.

A lot has happened over the last 300 years. One of the most important developments for textual criticism has been a growing appreciation of the actual way in which scribes copy a text. This notion, together with the wealth of manuscript material that is easily available, led scholars at Tyndale House to produce a new critical edition of the Greek New Testament. Regardless of how one thinks about the employed method, the project has provided a new impetus to be attentive to the detail of the Scriptures of the New Testament.