Brian Walton (1600 – 29 November 1661) was an English priest and Bible scholar.
Lucian of Antioch (c. 240-312 C.E.): the Path to the Byzantine Text
Lucian of Antioch, (born c. 240, Samosata, Commagene, Syria [now Samsat, Turkey]—died January 7, 312, Nicomedia, Bithynia, Asia Minor [now İzmit, Turkey]), Christian theologian-martyr who originated a theological tradition at Antioch that was noted for biblical linguistic scholarship and for a rationalist approach to Christian doctrine.
Daniel B. Wallace [1950-Present]: a Professor of the New Testament and NT Textual Scholar
Daniel Baird Wallace (born June 5, 1952) is an American professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is also the founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, the purpose of which is digitizing all known Greek manuscripts of the New Testament via digital photographs.
Philip W. Comfort (1950–Present) New Testament Textual Scholar and Professor of Greek and New Testament
Philip Wesley Comfort (born October 28, 1950) is a professor, writer, editor, and expert on the Bible who specializes in textual studies of the Greek New Testament.
Johann Jakob Griesbach (1745 – 1812) New Testament Textual Criticism Scholar
Johann Jakob Griesbach was a German biblical textual critic. Griesbach's fame rests upon his work in New Testament criticism, in which he inaugurated a new epoch. His solution to the synoptic problem bears his name, but the Griesbach hypothesis has become, in modern times, known as the Two-Gospel hypothesis.
Johann Jakob Wettstein [1693-1754 A.D.]: Was a Swiss Theologian, Best Known as a New Testament Textual Scholar
Johann Jakob Wettstein (also Wetstein; 1693 –1754) was a Swiss theologian, best known as a New Testament Textual Scholar. Note especially the BATTLE FOR THE BIBLE section toward the end.
HOW ACCURATE WAS/IS THE 1881 WESTCOTT AND HORT GREEK NEW TESTAMENT?
Early on, some New Testament textual scholars pretty much mocked Westcott and Hort (WH) believing that they were overzealous, seeing it as bias too, at least until the 1950s. WH released their critical text in 1881, Hort said that Vaticanus preserved “not only a very ancient text but a very pure line of a very ancient text.” (Westcott and Hort 1882, 251) Later scholars argued that Vaticanus was a scholarly recension: a critical revision or edited text. However, …
CAN WE TRUST THE WESTCOTT AND HORT 1881 GREEK TEXT?: Were Westcott and Hort Occultist Unbelievers?
Almost ALL modern Bibles since 1881 are based on the Westcott and Hort Greek New Testament because the 2012 Nestlé Åland Greek New Testament is 99.5% the same as the Westcott and Hort 1881 Greek New Testament. Therefore, it must be asked, are ALL modern Bibles based on a text by Occultists or unbelievers? Before delving into whether Westcott and Hort were Occultists or unbelievers, let us look at their work first.
Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828 – 1892) World Renowned New Testament Textual Scholar
Fenton John Anthony Hort FSA, known as F. J. A. Hort, was an Irish-born theologian and editor, with Brooke Foss Westcott, of a critical edition of The New Testament in the Original Greek.
Brooke Foss Westcott (1825 – 1901) World Renowned New Testament Textual Scholar
BROOKE FOSS WESTCOTT "renown for [his] studies of New Testament manuscripts and the publication of their critical edition of the New Testament. In 1881, after twenty-eight years of work, Westcott and Hort published the text of the Greek New Testament (with an introduction and appendixes) titled The New Testament in the Original Greek." (Wegner 2006)