Definition of textual criticism in English:

textual criticism

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[mass noun]
  • The process of attempting to ascertain the original wording of a text.
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    • While we can be thankful that the current tenets of textual criticism have produced a text which in most instances reflects the autographs, we should strive for more.
    • In the previous review, we gave a link to JPH's study of New Testament textual criticism, where the substantial reliability of the NT texts is demonstrated.
    • Under the heading of inner texture Wachob engages primarily the disciplines of textual criticism and rhetorical criticism.

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