Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dean Burgon and Textual Criticism

John William Burgon was possibly the chief detractor of the work of the Revised Version of the Bible in the 1880s. Burgon disagreed with a number of decisions that were made, especially of the translators not following the rules laid out for them. Frederic G. Kenyon's story of The Revised Version (1881-1895), though sympathetic, acknowledges the same thing. The Dean Burgon Society has printed four book by Burgon. Also books by Burgon are available electronically on Google Books at the links below.

The Revision Revised: Three Articles Reprinted from the Quarterly Review London: John Murray, 1883
The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel According to S. Mark Vindicated Against Recent Critical Objectors and Established, London: James Parker and Co, 1871
The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels, London: George Bell and Sons, 1896
The Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels Vindicated and Established, London: George Bell and Sons, 1896

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