Conservative Theology

The Problem of the "Original Text"


This post over at ETC shares a lot of my issues with the notion of a single "original text".  Check it out!  It's wierd that so little of this nature of multiple authorial texts is discussed in seminary.  Even at a liberal seminary, the operating assumption is that there is a single "original text".  If you imagine the process of handwriting each copy, its actually possible (though remote) that _all_ variants are actually part of some "original text".