Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Conjectural emendation

THE ETC BLOG: Trovato on why we need to face the ‘awkward problem’ of conjectural emendation (Peter Gurry).

I agree with much of the reasoning in this post, but I would like to see some bibliography to back up some of the statistical assertions. In any case, I fully agree that cautious use of conjectural emendation is necessary when dealing with ancient texts that have come down to us in a long manuscript tradition. This includes the New Testament.

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