Elijah Hixson and Peter Gurry provide a fresh take on the history and current state of the New Testament text in their recent book, Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism.
According to a review by Paul Foster, professor of New Testament and Christian origins, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, “Anybody who cares about the text of the New Testament must read this book.” Just the same, anyone interested in the age-old tradition of textual criticism should attend this event, where Hixson and Gurry will discuss their book, variants in New Testament manuscripts, and what these different versions mean for modern Bible readers.
This event will be held virtually through Zoom.
Elijah Hixson earned his PhD from University of Edinburgh and is Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts and author of Scribal Habits in Sixth-Century Greek Purple Codices. He has served as a tutor in biblical studies at the University of Edinburgh, a lecturer at Edinburgh Bible College, visiting lecturer for London School of Theology, and an external professor for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has published articles on manuscripts, textual criticism, and Charles Haddon Spurgeon in several journals, including Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Journal of Theological Studies, New Testament Studies, and Novum Testamentum.
Peter J. Gurry
Dr. Gurry earned his PhD from University of Cambridge and is assistant professor of New Testament and Codirector of the Text & Canon Institute at Phoenix Seminary. He is the author, with Tommy Wasserman, of A New Approach to Textual Criticism (SBL) and recently edited Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism (IVP) with Elijah Hixson. He has worked with the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts and the Museum of the Bible to digitize and publish New Testament manuscripts.