The New Testament in the Original Greek
Compiled and Arranged by Maurice Robinson and William Pierpont
Format: Hardcover, 610pp.
Pub. Date: November 2005
THE NEW TESTAMENT was written in Koine Greek during the first century AD. From the time of its original revelation, handwritten copies continually were prepared in order to
maintain and preserve that original text into the modern era. All copies made prior to the invention of movable-type printing were made by hand, resulting
in various scribal alterations, most of these being of a minor nature. Although
the autographs no longer exist, and no two manuscript copies are
completely identical, sufficient evidence exists from which one can produce an
accurate representation of the original text by comparing and evaluating
the overall manuscript consensus. Robinson and Pierpont have taken the
utmost care in preparing that text for this edition.
Various other methods for restoration of the original NT text have
fallen short of their goal, in part due to methodological subjectivity,
and in part to a presuppositional bias against the claims of the
Byzantine Textform. The texts created under such a bias tend to be based
on only a handful of favored manuscripts, and fail to consider all
transmissional factors in the preservation of the original text. As a
result, the modern eclectic texts tend to preserve more of a caricature
than the essence of the originals.
In contrast, Robinson and Pierpont have applied many of the same methods
of textual criticism to their task, but without the anti-Byzantine bias.
Their method of "reasoned transmissionalism" is based on the wider scope
of manuscript transmission throughout history. The preface of this
edition explains the basic method by which the present editors have
arrived at their basic text. The appendix contains
Robinson's essay, "The Case for Byzantine Priority," which
presents a rationale for and defense of the theory and methodology
that has been applied in the preparation of this edition.
From Harvard to Hell and Back
by Eric H. Sigward
Format: Paperback, 205pp.
Pub. Date: January 2001
| From Harvard to Hell and Back is Eric Sigward’s autobiography
which details his days as a star athlete and respected student at Horace
Mann, and continues throughout his academic career at Harvard and
Trinity College in Cambridge during the tumultuous 1960’s and 70’s.
Sigward leaves nothing out, discussing his self-described “misuse of
sex, drugs and misdirected spiritual interest.” His story of
perseverance also describes his escape from a hedonistic life-style and
his eventual discovery of the “God of grace.” The book is
divided into four sections: Horace Mann School for Boys, Harvard
University, Cambridge University and Stanford University, and contains
20 pages of photographs that encourage the reader to connect with the
people and places in Sigward’s young life.
Eric Sigward writes: “Higher education, sport and
motorcycles, these are the roads I traveled, looking for personal
satisfaction. The early story covers attitudes and accomplishments that
are a great part of the American Dream. Conversely, the development of
a cumulative sense of evil as I slid into misused sex, drugs and
misdirected spiritual interest eventually led me to the God of grace.”
G. I. Williamson, New Horizons, March 2003
What a story! What a transformation! This fine book is an encouragement
to read. I recommend it.
Dan Collier, Harvard AB ‘59, author
All readers will find this book very illuminating concerning America’s
most senior institution of higher learning.
| About the Author
Eric H. Sigward was born and raised in New York. His
father had a gymnasium; his mother did social work with the poor. His
older sister, Ellen, was an actress at her death at age 42. He is a
Harvard, Cambridge, Westminster Seminary graduate. His works include the
tract, “When Tragedy Strikes” and the CD-ROM The Works of Cornelius
Van Til, 1895-1987. An autobiography of his life from ages 12 to 25
is contained in his book, From Harvard to Hell and Back.