Dr. Tommy Wasserman begins his session. He is a world class Textual Critic, and I’m looking forward to hearing what he has to say.
Dr. Wasserman begins by noting the division over the inclusion of PA. He humorously notes that two of our own SEBTS professors are divided. Dr. Köstenberger does not even include the passage in his Baker Exegetical Commentary, whereas Dr. Robinson avidly contends for its originality. Dr. Wasserman asks SEBTS students to pick our favorite passage [edit: professor].
Wasserman cites Royce’s important study of the papyri and their overall tendency towards omission rather than omission [edit: addition]. Despite this tendency, the omissions of these texts are usually 1-2 words, not whole texts. Dr. Wasserman concludes that these major redactional sections appear to have been added, not omitted from the texts.