Greek Texts -- THREAD CLOSED

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Fri May 24 01:27:20 EDT 2002

At 9:11 PM -0400 5/23/02, Andrew W. Carlson wrote:
>It seems that the United Bible Socity or the Nestle-Aland text is the
>preferred Greek New Testament. I do not wish to stir up atomic shock
>waves, but I would simply like to relay some information I have learned
>from books by Dr. Edward Hill, Dr. D.A. Waite, G.A. Riplinger and others.
>The Greek texts mentioned above are based on two manuscripts. ...

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