jwest at Highland.Net
Fri Oct 22 10:06:17 EDT 1999
At 11:39 PM 10/22/99 +1000, you wrote:
>A short while ago somebody recommended Swanson's NT Greek manuscripts. Can
>someone who has a copy explain in a little more detail how each volume
Imagine, if you will, a line of Greek... followed by the manuscripts which
have that reading:
NNN NNNNN NNNNN NNN N NNN NNNN P45, Aleph, B
NNN NN NNNNN NNN NNN NNNN P75, D
For each different word the word is in bold print (not reproducable here)
Now imagine that this procedure is carried on for every verse, listing every
variant. And you have a good idea of what Swanson does.
>How does one "reproduce" a given manuscript? I had originally thoguht that
>the book contained several important manuscripts.
No- line by line it lists reading from various mss and notes the differences
in bold print, which makes them quite easy to find.
>Is it like one of those versions of the NT which has parallel versions of
>verses with significant differences, or what?
No, it has each verse line by line- each manuscript on its own line when it
differs from the others.
>Thanks for your help. Looks like an interesting set of books.
Its brilliant. I hope Swanson finishes the whole NT before he expires. Or
Jim West, ThD
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