Geoff wrote:I'm not exactly sure what you're asking. I'm not extremely soaked in textual criticism, but I know the basics. I would reccomend getting Farstad and hodges Majority text. I like Maurice Robinson's Byzantine best, but the perk of Farstad Hodges is the textual notes (they show which text family each variant comes from).
I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Maurice Robinson at last year's ETS in San Antonio. We got to sit and chat for a while about publishing his text on our new software platform. He said there is a forthcoming print version of his text with an apparatus (cause to salivate IMHO), he was also one of the kindest upstanding gentlemen that I have had the pleasure of meeting (and for the record, yes, I am a big supporter of his text-critical theories)
cole wrote:Also, the Hodges and Farstad Majority Text is used only by a small minority of scholars.
As the eclectic or Alexandrian priority crowd would point out, the fact that there is only a small minority supporting one view means nothing (we cannot merely count heads--ala Aland), and there are some very competent scholars out there that hold to a majority view (NOT a TR only KJV olny view....I think they have made a mockery of Maurice's type of scholarship), that have taken on the traditional WH views and come up with some interesting theories.....