For the next few days, I will be teaching a course on Biblical Interpretation in the First Baptist Church, Petaling Jaya.
One of the greatest challenges is to introduce textual criticism to the students in the course. For the past years that I have been teaching this course, textual criticism is one of the most difficult concepts to grasp. It is also one area that some students find difficulty in accepting the fact that there could be errors in scribal transmission and in different manuscripts.
Let's hope I can do better this time.