Okay, I’m finally getting the chance to blog about Dr. Dan Wallace’s presentation at the Credo House of Friday night (after spending the day on my knees stripping out linoleum and scrubbing my bathroom – ugh). Just some quick thoughts:
For one thing, the presentation was good, but nothing I hadn’t heard before. It makes sense that he would gear his talk for those with little to no prior knowledge of textual criticism since that’s the kind of person that the audience mostly consisted of, but that meant it was strictly review for me. A good review, but review nevertheless.
Another note I’ll make is that Dr. Wallace did speak briefly about the newly discovered New Testament Manuscripts from the second century. As expected, he didn’t reveal any new information and remained even more tight-lipped about the fragment of Mark that is ostensibly from the first century. (I say ostensibly because I fear getting my hopes up too much)
Finally, I will say that the part I most enjoyed was Dr. Wallace’s regaling us with some stories of the dangers that he faces in the various situations he goes into in order to photograph and catalogue manuscripts for the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. The man has faced scary things to do what he does, and prayers for his continued safety and health into the future are definitely needed.