The passing of Bruce Metzger represents the home-going of one of the great Christian statesmen and New Testament scholars of the last century. Known for his judicious work on the New Testament texts and translations, he also served for years on the committee responsible for the Greek New Testament Text of the United Bible Societies, editing the textual commentary that was associated with this text. Metzger stayed connected to the church while teaching for years at Princeton Theological Seminary. The respect he engendered and his dear personal style meant his contacts ranged across several denominational and non-denominational lines. His commitment to the classic kinds of textual studies, like textual criticism, as will his balanced, irenic approach to debated questions is a lesson for us all.
Home going of Bruce Metzger - Feb 14