[B-Greek] Inexpensive pocket-sized Greek NTs
cwconrad2 at mac.com
Wed Nov 17 17:35:07 EST 2010
As I think this was really intended to the list, I'll take the liberty of cc'ing my reply. CWC
On Nov 17, 2010, at 4:28 PM, Sunil Kothari wrote:
> Beginner's question:
> 1. Linguistically, is the language in these editions quite similar to Koine?
> 2. Textually, would they be fairly similar to something like the UBS version?
> Sorry to ask such basic questions.
Basic questions should be welcome here.
The language IS in fact Koine Greek, not a whit different from the Greek of the UBS edition.
Where this differs from the UBS4 and NA27 edition lies in the text-critical decisions of the
editors. This one is what's called the "Byzantine recension" or Majority Text, which is based
upon a consensus of a a majority of the manuscripts of the Greek New Testament; the "critical
text" of UBS4 and NA27 is based upon an editorial committee's judgment of what the reading
of the earliest manuscripts must have been. Others may offer you more sophisticated explanations
than this. The fact is, however, that there are relatively few differences of real significance
between the two texts. Unless you feel you have your own solid grounding in the area of
textual criticism, you are going to have to rely upon a text of the Greek NT based upon
the judgment of one or another set of experts.
Carl W. Conrad
> > From: cwconrad2 at mac.com
> > Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 14:28:27 -0500
> > To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> > CC: Rleedy at bju.edu
> > Subject: [B-Greek] Inexpensive pocket-sized Greek NTs
> > A former and erstwhile quite active list-member, Randy Leedy of Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, has written me
> > and asked that I post the following announcement which he thinks -- and I too think -- will be of interest to some of our
> > list-members:
> > ========
> > After visiting Greece this past summer, I arranged to import some shirt-pocket-sized Greek NTs and also some slightly larger, but still vest-pocket sized. These are smaller than anything I'm aware has been for sale in the U.S. for a good many years. The small one, by the way, is not for the visually challenged, but its type is excellent in clarity.
> > The Campus Store at Bob Jones University has these GNTs available on its website at $16.99 per copy, plus shipping, available in red or black. Availability is limited, and whether these will become a regular stock item has not yet been determined. As a matter of disclosure, I am not profiting personally from the sale of these Greek NTs.
> > The web site is http://www.bjucampusstore.com/ePOS?this_category=136&store=468&sort_by=0&set_count_cookie=YES&listtype=begin&item_qty=100&form=shared3%2fgm%2fbrowse.html&design=468¤t_total_count=19
> > The text is the Patriarchal Text of 1904 as used in Greek Orthodoxy, a Byzantine-type text drawn from the manuscripts at Mount Athos.
> > Blessings in Christ! (Acts 3:26),
> > Randy Leedy
> > ========
> > Carl W. Conrad
> > Co-Chair, B-Greek List
> > Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)
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Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)
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