Few have given the Greek text of James as much attention as William Varner. Listen as he shares his story with Greek, ministry, and more.
In a recently published article (full PDF linked below), I suggest a different reading in Jas 3.3a from what is found in the critical texts of NA28/UBS4 which read: εἰ δὲ τῶν ἵππων τοὺς χαλινοὺς εἰς τὰ στόματα βάλλομεν εἰς τὸ πείθεσθαι αὐτοὺς ἡμῖν, καὶ ὅλον τὸ σῶμα αὐτῶν μετάγομεν. I suggest that ἴδε instead of εἰ δὲ has both older external evidence and a better argument from internal evidence for its adoption….
The history of early Christianity has taken one of the prime spots in recent NT research. Revisionist histories abound, and new perspectives on old data are welcome. But the attempts to canvas in detail the first 150 years of Christianity are few and far between….