- Feb 26, 2020
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So then your argument isn't that Westcott & Hort are evil, but they chose the wrong manuscripts? It really would not have mattered if they lived pristine lives your disagreement with their work would be the same, correct?Red herring, shill. That was never the argument. The concern since that time has been over using Codex B, Aleph, and Bezae, which represent the Alexandrian line, to change the Majority Text:
"Compromise of any sort between the two conflicting parties, is impossible; for they simply contradict one another. Codd. B and Aleph are either amongst the purist of manuscripts, or else they are among the very foulest. The Text of Drs. Westcott and Hort is either the very best which has ever appeared, or else it is the very worst; the nearest to the sacred Autographs, or furthest from them… There is no room for both opinions; and there cannot exist any middle view." -Dean John Burgon, The Revision Revised
Remember, this is the same Dean who stated that Codex B, Aleph, and Bezae disagreed with 99 out of the 100 of extant Greek MSS from the Majority Text. This means he recognized a 1% alignment. Which side do you think he landed on when he wasn't being politically correct and polite?