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Greek Manuscript Resource Center: Larry Richards


W. Larry Richards: A Tribute
Larry received his undergraduate degree from Pacific Union College, an MDiv from Andrews University and PhD from Northwestern University. He has been a church pastor, a professor in Pacific Union College’s Department of Theology, a seminary professor in the New Testament department at Andrews University and director of the Greek Manuscript Research Center at Andrews University. 
He contributed to Adventist theological discussion through teaching and writing for decades. Most notable was his commentary on the books of First and Second Corinthians and his very popular Read Greek in 30 Days (or less). 
As the director of the Greek Manuscript Research Center, Richards oversaw the collection of the majority of the Center's microform manuscripts.

W. Larry Richards' Written Works

  • Read Greek in 30 days (or less) Revised. Berrien Springs MI, Breakthrough Books, 2012  Paperback | Digital
  • Read New Testament Greek in 30 days (or less). Berrien Springs MI, Breakthrough Books, 2006
  • 2 Corinthians. Bible Amplifier series. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 1998
  • 1 Corinthians. Bible Amplifier series. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 1997
  • The Classification of the Greek Manuscripts of the Johannine Epistles. MIssoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1977.
  1. "New Testament Greek Manuscript Facsimiles at Andrews University" Andrews University Seminary Studies, Vol. 42, No. 1, Andrews University Press (2004) (129-147)
  2. "υποταγησεται in 1 Corinthians 15:28b," Andrews University Seminary Studies 38 (2000), 203-206.
  3. "Textual Optimism" Review of Biblical Literature (1999), Vol 1 p218-220
  4. Review of Der byzantinische Text der Katholischen Briefe: eine untersuchung zur Entstehung der Koine des Neuen Testaments by Klaus Wachtel, Arbeiten zur Neutestamentlichen textforschung, vol.24, in Critical Review of Books in Religion 9 (1996), 297-99.
  5. “An Analysis of Aland’s Teststellen in 1 John,” New Testament Studies 44 (1998), 26-44.
  6. “A Closer Look: Text und Texwert der Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments: Die Katholischen Briefe,” Andrews University Seminary Studies 34 (1996), 37-46.
  7. “Test Passages or Profiles: A Comparison of Two Text-Critical Methods,” Journal of Biblical Literature 115 (1996), 251-69.
  8. “Gregory 1175: Alexandrian or Byzantine in the Catholic Epistles?” Andrews University Seminary Studies 21 (1983), 155-68.
  9. “An Examination of the Claremont Profile Method in the Gospel of Luke: A Study in Text Critical Methodology,” New Testament Studies 27 (1980), 52-63.
  10. “Manuscript Grouping in Luke 10 by Quantitative Analysis,” Journal of Biblical Literature 98 (1979), 379-91
  11. “Albert C. Sundberg on the Biblical Canon and Inspiration,” The Channel 2 (1978), 51-69.
  12. “Another Look at the Parable of the Two Sons,” Biblical Research 23 (1978), 5-14.
  13. “A Critique of a New Testament Text-Critical Methodology: The Claremont Profile Method,” Journal of Biblical Literature 96 (1977), 555-66.
  14. “The New Testament Greek Manuscripts of the Catholic Epistles,” Andrews University Seminary Studies 14 (1976), 301-311.
  15. “The Present State of Text Critical Studies in the Catholic Epistles,” Andrews University Seminary Studies 13 (1975), 261-72.
  16. “Textual Criticism on the Greek Text of the Catholic Epistles: A Bibliography,” Andrews University Seminary Studies 12 (1974), 103-111.