Category Archives: Text Criticism

The Sins of the Lectionary

Anyone following the BCP‘s Daily Office Lectionary (Year Two) is currently reading through the Gospel of John. Perhaps you shared my confusion this morning on realizing that today’s Gospel lesson began at John 8:12, although yesterday’s reading only got to the … Continue reading

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Augustine, Text Critic

In his Harmony of the Gospels, Augustine spends a few paragraphs why Matthew would have referred a prophecy to Jeremiah that more properly ought to be attributed to Zechariah (cf. Matt 27:9). Like a good historical-critical NT scholar, he first considers … Continue reading

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