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N.T. Bible Scholar Bruce M. Metzger Dies @ 93

by Dr. D ~

Bruce Metzger, an expert on Greek biblical manuscripts and professor emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary, died of natural causes on Tuesday (2/13/07) at the age of 93.

He is best remembered for his work on the RSV translation of the Bible, and later the NRSV. His book: The Text of The New Testament: Its transmission, Corruption, and Restoration, was a standard work of study in seminaries for many years. I personally appreciated his candor and his presentation of what he believed to be the truth even if it wasn’t always convenient or even wanted. His works on the N.T. text and on apocryphal writings were studied by all scholars- left, right, and middle. …Read the rest: Posted at my Home/blog…

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