lower criticism


: criticism concerned with the recovery of original texts especially of Scripture through collation of extant manuscripts compare higher criticism

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lower criticism was in 1885

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“Lower criticism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lower%20criticism. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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