Today's interview is with Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and an authority on Koine Greek grammar and New Testament textual criticism. He is founder of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. He talks about his background and current work, photographing NT manuscripts, the current number of manuscripts, some of the most important manuscripts (and some great stories), his testimony journey into textual criticism, the trustworthiness of the Bible, the meaning of textual variants (how they are really counted, and what they affect), how he approaches apparent Bible contradictions, the doctrine of inerrancy, his interactions and debates with Bart Ehrman, comparing the popular vs. the scholarly Ehrman, "we don't have the originals!", determining the authorship of the Gospels, advice for apologists (great stuff), and do's and don'ts for defending the Bible. Visit CSNTM.org to assist his work.
Full Interview MP3 Audio here (64 min)
Check out Wallace's debates with Ehrman:
• Greer-Heard Forum debate (book)
• SMU Debate (on DVD)
• Debate at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Feb. 1, 2012
Books by Daniel B. Wallace include:
Wallace's recommended books to get started:
• The New Testament Documents: Are they Reliable? by F.F. Bruce
• The Historical Reliability of the Gospels by Craig Blomberg
• Reinventing Jesus by Komoszewski, Sawyer, and Wallace
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