About Philip B. Payne Man and Woman, One in Christ Philip B. Payne, and the cover of his latest book, Man and Woman, One in Christ
May 29th
2019
written by phil

The attached Chi-square Critique of Vaticanus Distigme-obelos Denials provides details of four chi-square probability tests that exclude as invalid Richard Fellows’ and Jan Krans’s denials that Vaticanus distigme-obelos symbols exist as they argue in New Testament Studies (April 2019).

May 1st
2019
written by phil

Priscilla Papers 33, No. 2 (Spring 2019) 24­-30 has just published my article, “Is 1 Corinthians 14:34–35 a Marginal Comment or a Quotation? A Response to Kirk MacGregor.” It demonstrates that Kirk MacGregor’s claim that 1 Cor 14:33b-38 is a “Quotation-Refutation Device” is false. It argues, instead, that 1 Cor 14:34-35 was originally written in the margin as a reader comment and was inserted into the text, as copyists normally did with text in the margin, either after verse 33 or after verse 40. It provides evidence that 14:34-35 was a marginal gloss from the oldest Bible in Greek, Codex Vaticanus, one of the oldest Latin manuscripts, Codex Fuldensis, transcriptional probability, and internal evidence. It identifies all sixteen instances where Vaticanus’s original scribe left a gap in the text at the exact point at least four words were added. Four-or-more-word additions survive in multiple manuscripts on all seventeen distigme-obelos-marked lines. The two-dot distigme marks the location of a textual variant. The obelos identifies what kind of variant it is, a multi-word addition that was not in the original text.

December 17th
2018
written by phil

I am delighted that Angela Rolston has made available an Italian translation of the entire text, including footnotes, of my article summarizing the argument of Man and Woman, One in Christ, “The Bible Teaches the Equal Standing of Man and Woman” published in Priscilla Papers 29,  number 1 (Winter 2015) 3-10. https://www.pbpayne.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/La-Bibbia-insegna-uguaglianza-di-uomo-e-donna.pdf

June 21st
2018
written by phil

This is Phil’s chapter “What-about Headship? From Hierarchy to Equality” in Mutual by Design: A better Model for Christian Marriage (ed. Elizabeth Beyer; Minneapolis: CBE International, 2017). Read the complete post…

June 20th
2018
written by phil

It was a great joy to give several lectures to about 170 highly receptive African leaders celebrating the inauguration of The Africa Centre for Biblical Equity at St. Paul’s University, Kenya. My lectures were on: Read the complete post…

February 19th
2018
written by phil

The home page of New Testament Studies at https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/new-testament-studies states:

“Most read  Article:         Vaticanus Distigme-obelos Symbols Marking Added Text, Including 1 Corinthians 14.34–5

·         Philip B. Payne

·         New Testament Studies, Volume 63, Issue 4″

The NTS web site also lists this article as already having reached a media ranking of 19. There is only one issue in New Testament Studies in the past ten years for which the sum of the media rankings of all the articles in that issue (up to 10 articles) combined is higher than the media ranking of this one article.

October 13th
2017
written by phil

I am grateful to Richard Fellows for pointing out to me that there is a ninth instance of the distigme-obelos symbol in Codex Vaticanus at Mark 6:11 (1285B) besides the eight identified in my New Testament Studies article. It both extends into the margin farther and is longer than any of the twenty undisputed paragraphoi adjacent to a distigme. Its following line of text also has a gap in it at the exact location of a fifteen-word block of later-added text. Like all five other distigme-obelos symbols in the Gospels of Vaticanus, the added text is not in the Vaticanus body text. Read the complete post…

October 13th
2017
written by phil

My latest article in New Testament Studies has been extensively discussed in mainline and academic media following a major article about it in The Telegraph Sept. 17 by Olivia Rudgard, Social and Religious Affairs Correspondent, “Bible passage used to stop women become ordained ‘added later’, academic claims” (see link below).
Read the complete post…

September 23rd
2017
written by phil

I am delighted to make available with twelve color photographs: “Vaticanus Distigme-obelos Symbols Marking Added Text, Including 1 Corinthians 14.34–5New Testament Studies 63.4 (2017) 604-625. Paul Canart, probably the world’s leading expert on Codex Vaticanus, emailed to me how pleased he is with the article and its argument that scribe B faithfully copied a primitive manuscript of the Gospels. Larry Hurtado, renowned New Testament textual scholar, already has a positive review of it at https://larryhurtado.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/paul-and-1-corinthians-1434-35/, and the British mainstream newspaper Telegraph already has published a positive review of its importance at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/22/bible-passage-used-stop-women-become-ordained-added-later-academic/ Read the complete post…

September 23rd
2017
written by phil

I am delighted to make available a summary of Six Groundbreaking Discoveries detailed in “Vaticanus Distigme-obelos Symbols Marking Added Text, Including 1 Corinthians 14.34–5New Testament Studies 63.4 (2017) 604-625. This summary also contains links to 25 publications by me that are posted on the Christians for Biblical Equality web site, www.cbeinternational.org. This summary and the full NTS article with twelve color photographs are also available for free download at www.pbpayne.com: Publications: Articles.

August 6th
2017
written by phil

I am delighted that New Testament Studies 63 (2017) 604-625 is publishing my study, “Vaticanus Distigme-obelos Symbols Marking Added Text, Including 1 Corinthians 14.34–5” with twelve colour photographs, downloadable free in September 2017 from https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/new-testament-studies/open-access. Downloads are free since Christians for Biblical Equality paid to make it an Open Access article permitting unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Attached is a supplement to that article giving the chi-square standard probability test data confirming that the eight bars with characteristic features in Vaticanus are not simply paragraph marks, but obeloi marking blocks of added text. Six groundbreaking discoveries in this study are summarized at cbe.today/Vaticanus.

March 9th
2017
written by phil

The following link shows you Phil Payne’s PowerPoint for his talk, “Why do Women and Gender Studies Matter for a Christian University?” It shows that the Bible does not teach twelve allegedly biblical reasons against the equality of man and woman. Payne Whitworth Women https://www.pbpayne.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Whitworth-talk.ppt

March 9th
2017
written by phil

Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, has invited me to give two public talks with discussion, a coffee time with honors students, and three meals with faculty members, including a faculty dinner with a discussion on “The Meaning of Biblical Equality.” The first public talk is on Monday, March 20 from 8:00 to 9:30 PM in the HUB Chambers (upstairs) to Overflow on, “Is God a Feminist? The Bible’s Affirmations of the Equal Standing and Privileges of Women and Men.” The second public talk is Tuesday, March 21 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Weyerhaeuser Hall 1st floor Robinson Teaching Theatre on, “Why do Women and Gender Studies Matter at a Christian University.” If you are in the area, come early to get a good seat! This link shows you my talk, Why do Women and Gender Studies Matter? https://www.pbpayne.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Why-do-Women-and-Gender-Studies-Matter.pdf 

 

March 9th
2017
written by phil

I am delighted to make available a complete Chinese translation, including end notes, of my article summarizing the central argument of Man and Woman, One in Christ: “The Bible Teaches the Equal Standing of Man and Woman” Priscilla Papers 29 number 1 (Winter 2015) 3-10. I am profoundly grateful to Jiang Qingxin (庆心), Beijing (北京), Renmin (People’s) University of China (中国人民大学), who translated it. Mable Yin writes, “the translation is superb. I dare not touch it. I am clearly in awe of it. It is excellent. I am just THRILLED this translation exists.” https://www.pbpayne.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/圣经教导男女平等-尾注加译版.pdf

June 12th
2016
written by phil

The 50+ ordained women who attended the Assemblies of God Conference yesterday were wonderfully responsive and full of outstanding questions. Vicki Judd, who led the conference emailed me, “It was a joy and an honor to have you teach today. The feedback from our ladies has been phenomenal. Thank you so much for sharing your joy and passion with us today.”

June 10th
2016
written by phil

I am delighted to announce that an updated 270 page Bibliography to Man and Woman, One in Christ is available to view under Publications: Bibliography and that I will be presenting four lectures tomorrow, June 10, in Snoqualmie, WA, to ordained women in the Assemblies of God. Read the complete post…

March 22nd
2016
written by phil

We found and removed the invisible content inserted into pbpayne.com in order to boost another site’s Google ranking. We regenerated the whole site with the lastest version of Word Press to increase security. Google has reindexed pbpayne.com and found no security issues.

February 27th
2016
written by phil

UPDATE: We found and removed the invisible content inserted into pbpayne.com in order to boost another site’s Google ranking. Google has reindexed pbpayne.com and found no security issues. Read the complete post…

January 17th
2016
written by phil

I am delighted to make available the Mandarin Chinese translation kindly made by Sharon Lu from Shanghai, China, and proof read by Eddie Chao and others of my article published in Priscilla Papers 29 no. 1 (2015) pages 3-10: “The Bible Teaches the Equal Standing of Man and Woman.” mw = standing Mandarin

November 11th
2015
written by phil

I’ll be reading a paper at the ETS Annual Meeting that argues that the text of the Gospels in Codex Vaticanus B is even earlier than that of P75, and that Codex Vaticanus B marks 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 as a later addition: “Distigme-Obelos Symbols Marking Added Text, Including 1 Corinthians 14:34-35.” Read the complete post…

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