Thursday, December 21, 2017


Conjectural Emendation

John Strugnell (1930-2007), "A Plea For Conjectural Emendation in the New Testament," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 36.3 (October, 1974) 543–558 (at 551):
[T]he practice of emendation has been put on a level with drug addiction, Manichaeism, and other debaucheries...
Id. (pp. 552-553, n. 22):
It would certainly be useful to make available a critical collection of the conjectures that have been made in the past by individual scholars in the text of the NT. Prejudice against emendation may have cast many pearls into the pig-sty of oblivion.
Thanks to Ian Jackson for giving me a copy of Strugnell's article.

Related post: Flights of Fancy.

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