Yesterday I attended day 3 of the Fourth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament (see yesterday's post) and learnt a lot. Some more comments later, but first some pictures:
The picture on the left is of a particularly memorable moment in the day. Prof. Josep Rius-Camps read his paper ‘The issue of so-called harmonisation between Luke and Matthew/Mark in Codex Bezae: some light on the Synoptic Problem’ in Spanish. He was introduced in English and Spanish by Bill Warren, who also subsequently chaired the questions and answers, translating each question into Spanish and each answer into English, on the hoof (with the exception of one question in Spanish from Birmingham PhD student Cherish). A fine performance!
The picture on the right is of Neville Birdsall (far right of the picture), a kind of guest of honour, who gave the opening paper of the colloquium on the Monday evening, but here entertaining several of the delegates with his anecdotes.