[B-Greek] Texts

Carl Conrad cwconrad2 at mac.com
Fri Jul 1 18:13:11 EDT 2005


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On Jul 1, 2005, at 6:01 PM, Larry Baker wrote:

> Diana,
>
> You have three camps believing that theirs is the best
> text:
>
> 1) The Eclectic camp - The Nestle/Aland text - Older
> manuscripts are better and conclusive conjectures can
> be made, as to how various variant readings arose from
> the autograph's reading.
>
> 2) The Majority/Byzantine camp - Southeastern Baptist
> Theological Seminary's Maurice Robinson's
> Majority/Byzantine Greek NT (published by Clinton
> publishers) OR The "M" readings of the apparatus of
> the Nestle/Aland text - This Majority text is based
> upon the reading of the Majority of Greek NT
> manuscripts (90%+) and examining of manuscripts'
> individual reliability - this text is the Greek NT
> that believers, throughout the centuries who have read
> the Greek NT, have believed provientially to be the
> Greek NT - The wide spread traditional text.  A nice
> edition is still being published in THE NKJV
> GREEK-ENGLISH INTERLINEAR NEW TESTAMENT (Nelson
> Publishers).
>
> 3) The Reformation Textus Receptus camp (beginning
> with Erasmus) - The Greek NT popularized by the
> Authorized Version - King James Version(and other
> Reformation era translations)and is quite popularized
> by the "KJV-Only" groups.  It is similar to #2 but is
> based upon a limited number of Greek NT manuscripts,
> as opposed to #2.  The Trinitarian Bible Society has
> popular editions of this text.
>
> Welcome to the controversy.
>
> Larry Baker
> American Christian College and Seminary, Moore, OK
>
>
> --- Diana L Hayes <dihayes at juno.com> wrote:
>
>
>> Dear B-Greeks,
>>   Just a quick question on what you all think the
>> best original greek
>> text is to use.  Just would like to know the brief
>> opinions of you all.
>> Or if someone knows the date of an archive where
>> this question has
>> already been answered in detail, that would be
>> helpful.  Thank you.
>> Looking forward to your response.
>>
>> In His mercy,
>> Diana Hayes
>> Shepherd, TX
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Carl W. Conrad
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Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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