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Monday, June 25, 2007  

That's Right, Ice Man, I Am Dangerous!

Last Friday, I announced the release of Metzger's Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament and made the off-hand comment that it was a good resource for people like me who "know just enough about textual criticism to be dangerous." This prompted a discussion over on the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog about the equal and opposite "danger" of relying too heavily on the opinions of experts like Metzger. Be sure to check out both the post and the comments if you're interested in following the discussion.

All this talk about various "dangers" got me thinking about an article I once wrote for the Christian Macintosh User's Group entitled The Dangers of Bible Software. Obviously, as an Accordance developer, I'm not trying to discourage the use of Bible Study Software; but there are several pitfalls we need to avoid when enjoying the instant information such software can provide. The CMUG article wrestles with a few of those.

By the way, if you're wondering about the title of this blog post, it comes from the movie Top Gun. I'm afraid I'm a hopeless product of the eighties! ;-)

"I feel the need... the need for speed!"


Speaking of Metzger and the danger of using it as textual critical cliff notes, I just posted on a recent example of its abuse:


Also, glad to see you all have this module. I will be purchasing it soon.

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