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Manuscript Hermeneutics

(Update #3)


We begin with the unfortunate fact that important past scholarship has violated a very simple principle:


The Age Principle


A young manuscript might be a reliable copy of an old manuscript and an old manuscript might be an unreliable copy of an old manuscript.  This leads to the following principle:


The age of a manuscript has no bearing on its correctness.


This principle was first stated at on our original website.