The Life Foundations Nexus
The Forty Years Projects
SEMINAR ON THE “TRUE TEXT”
By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti
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The usual (and correct) defense of the "true text" of the Bible centers around discussions of the Masoretic text for the Old Testament and, for the New Testament, discussions of the major streams (families) of transmission (provision by God). These textual families are the Textus Receptus, the Byzantine (virtually identical to the Textus Receptus) and the Alexandrian (the half-true text). The Alexandrian family of texts is easily dismissed. However, even these distorted texts have a degree of corroborative value relative to the true stream of transmission, the Textus Receptus.
There are scholars who hold extremely contrary views. These scholars, however, have not had (and not sought) the advantage of certain vital knowledge (discoverable by any [righteous] person with the will to discover it). We have systematized this knowledge, creating five new sciences: "criteriology," "digital textual criticism," "digital translation," "textual calculus" and "idesistemology."
Criteriology is the science of the divinely inspired writers, divinely aided preservers, and divinely guided translators of the Bible. Digital textual criticism deals with the computerization of the work of textual criticism (textual criticism seeks to identify the correct text from many versions of a text). Digital translation deals with the computerization of translation (in this case, principally from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek into English). Textual calculus is a method of performing quantitative analyses on textual matter (in this case, ancient biblical manuscripts) using a special notation (set of symbols) that is susceptible to use by computers. Idesistemology deals with the relationships that exist between spiritual (Holy Spirit) manifestations, the biblical text and the human mind. It is the most important of these sciences.