Ask the Prof: What is a “critical text” of the Greek New Testament?

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“What is a critical text of the Greek New Testament?”

In this video, Dr. Wallace answers the question, “What is a critical text of the Greek New Testament?” As Dr. Wallace explains, the original writings that make up the New Testament wore away with time and use. Scholars must, therefore, work with the massive amount of hand-written copies of the text in order to construct the wording of the originals. Listen as our New Testament textual criticism prof walks through how scholars use the wealth of evidence and variety of tools to construct the critical text.