Those Footnotes in Your New Testament: A Textual Criticism Primer for Everyone

Energion Publications
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 Have you ever seen a passage in the New Testament that was placed in brackets, or a footnote at the bottom of a page referring to “ancient authorities” or “manuscripts”?

Most people scratch their heads and just keep reading, but these notes are very important. So is understanding why they’re even there.

In this short introduction, Thomas W. Hudgins explains for the average reader the need for, criteria of, and some misconceptions associated with New Testament textual criticism.

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About the author

 Thomas W. Hudgins is Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Capital Seminary and Graduate School in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Luke 6:40 and the Theme of Likeness Education in the New Testament and translator of Aprenda a leer el Griego del Nuevo Testamento and The Hidden Life of Jesus. He earned an Ed.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Greek Philology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He blogs at “Jesus + Nothing = Everything” ( and “Across the Atlantic” (

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Energion Publications
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Published on
Mar 25, 2017
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Religion / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament
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