Some careful analysis here by Rafael Rodriguez, courtesy of the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog.
And you know what makes his critique so enjoyable? He applies logic. Think of that!
I once said in a doctoral seminar that I thought a course in logic should be a pre-requisite for graduation for every biblical studies scholar. I didn’t make many friends that day. But it’s a real need. A number of “tried and true” consensus conclusions are more propagandistic in their argumentation than logically coherent. The academy is far from immune to herd mentality.
Mike: It would be logical to have Mr Spock teach at the academy. Seriously, any one in the business of commenting on theology in manuscript form i.e prophecy book, should have to pass a course in logic and critical thinking in order to get published.