The Evangelical Textual Criticism blog pointed my attention to a lengthy article by Adam at the Old Testament Studies blog which refutes the “Ecclesiastical Text theory”. The article covers quite a bit of ground as it attempts to refute a recent article by Kent Brandenburg on the LXX argument. Adam interacts with the Scriptural evidence for preservation, and shows how a proper exegesis does of them does not demand the preservation of a word-perfect, accessible text. Adam then discusses targumming, the LXX, and gets into some OT textual criticism.
I recommend the article as a good reference for discussion. The question remains, did he really refute the Ecclesiastical Text theory? For additional discussion here, perhaps we should switch from calling a reasoned, Greek studying, KJV-onlyism, TR-onlyism and instead call it the “Ecclesiastical Text theroy”. I think that might be preferred by people of that persuasion, what do you think?
Thanks go out too, to the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog for linking to our little blogging establishment again in their post about Adam’s article.