ANSWERING DR. DANIEL WALLACE
“The history of this manuscript is wrought with mystery, politics, and perhaps even some deception …”
Source: The Friends of CSNTM (Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts) website, featuring Dr. Daniel Wallace
This is our second and more detailed response to a video that was posted concerning our film, Tares Among the Wheat. The video in question features a presentation given by Dr. Daniel Wallace, who is a professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, speaking on the subject of Constantine Simonides and his claim to have authored the Codex Sinaiticus in 1840 (a manuscript ordinarily dated to the fourth century). Our film presents evidence from the 19th century that strongly suggests Simonides may very well have been the true author of the codex, and indeed, he went to his grave defending this claim. However, Dr. Wallace supports the predominantly held view that his story was false, and presents a number of reasons for this belief.