“TR” = “the Textus Receptus” – the Greek printed text behind the King James Version (1611) of the Bible, that developed through several editions that began with Erasmus (1516) collection of ONLY about 7 Greek manuscripts available to him at the time to form his basis for his Greek printed text, which was the text that inspired Luther to translate the NT into German and later Tyndale to translate the NT into English.
These are 5 different resources by James White, related to the Text of the Greek New Testament issues: (There are many more; this is only an introduction to the issue. I am still learning also.)
- Lecture that James White did on the Reliability of the NT text,
- Two of James White’s Dividing Line programs and
- Two of his books that explores the issues of the reliability of the New Testament, textual variants, TR Onlyism (TR = Textus Receptus – the Greek text platform developed from Erasmus’ original 1516 Greek Text) and King James Onlyism. There is much more to be said in these areas, but this is just an intro to the subject.
1.Start here with an overview of NT Reliability – a lecture James White did in 2011 – One of my earliest posts here at my blog.
2. Then listen to this about the position of the TR Ecclesiastical Text only position:
3. The book that is a written debate between James White and Douglas Wilson on the TR only (Textus Receptus) or the “Ecclesiastical Text” position:
4. The DL podcast that prompted the one after it (above) about questions about the TR (Textus Receptus)
5. The Book: “The King James Only Controversy” – in many ways, a person should start with this and number 1 above, then the other 3 resources.
Addendum: (June 18, 2020)
6. A Great Summary of the issues from one of Dr. White’s debates: (Part 3 of a debate vs. a KJV Onlyist)