Chris Pinto writes:
“Our old friend Alan Kurschner has posted another article in response to yesterday’s show, after he was exposed as a research-wannabe, who insists on writing about a film that he has not yet seen. Chris replies to his comments, which are strange to say the least. Kurschner has now stated that he himself might be “a closet homosexual Jesuit” and says that he was just looking for “meaningful interaction” when he called Pinto a “kook.” He further says that he was the “only Evangelical” in his class at Harvard and seems to suggest that he was just there to be a light to others. But why would he want to study Greek from unbelieving scholars? And does this indicate an even greater problem in the churches today? If the blind lead the blind, will not both fall into a ditch? Nevertheless, Chris attempts to remind Mr. Kurschner that much of his confusion could be alleviated if he would only research the information he claims to know so much about.”
Pinto of “Noise of
Thunder Conspiracy” Radio has devoted another program “responding” to me again. I would link his show, as I have been linking to his website and radio program in my blog posts, but since he does not return the courtesy I will stop linking to his material (apparently he does not trust his listeners to make up their own minds by reading my posts that he is responding to).
I read his inane summary of his radio program above and realized that he is not serious about having meaningful interaction on the important subject of the textual transmission of the Bible. It looks like the same drivel from what we have already received from him. So I am not going to waste my time listening to his program.
Chris, when you want to have a serious discussion let me know. In the meantime, the following works will bring you up to speed on Codex Sinaiticus.
Parker, D.C, Codex Sinaiticus: The Story of the Word’s Oldest Bible (Hendrickson Publishers, 2010).
Jongkind, Dirk. “One Codex, Three Scribes, and Many Books: Struggles with Space in Codex Sinaiticus,” New Testament Manuscripts: Their Texts and Their World (ed. Thomas J. Kraus and Tobias Nichlas; TENTS 2; Leiden:Brill, 2006) 121–35.
Jongkind, Dirk. Scribal Habits of Codex Sinaiticus, Texts and Studies: Contributions to Biblical and Patristic L (Gorgias Press LLC 2007)
Elliott, J.K. Codex Sinaiticus and the Simonides Affair: An Examination of the Nineteenth Century Claim that Codex Sinaiticus was not an Ancient Manuscript, Analekta Vlatadon 33. Thessaloniki: Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies, 1982.
Milne, H. J. M. and Skeat, T.C. Scribes and Correctors of Codex Sinaiticus. London: 1938.