Friday, November 18, 2022

Sturz's "Mediating" Position

A Sturzian view holds that the Byzantine text is neither primary nor secondary. It is a useful and independent witness to the text of the New Testament. Many scholars have insisted that the Byzantine text, though it may contain a reading that could be valuable for the purposes of textual criticism, is vastly inferior to the Alexandrian text. Other scholars, clearly in the minority, have argued for the priority, primacy, or even exclusivity of the Byzantine text. For Sturz, the most optimum view is a mediating position between both extremes. 

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