[B-Greek] New UBS text announced
Eric S. Weiss
papaweiss1 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 26 14:07:17 EDT 2007
I recall that when Zondervan came out with their Readers Greek New Testament, there was
discussion about why they did not use the UBS text. The answer we got was that UBS
never replied to Zondervan's request for permission to use the UBS text, so with a publishing
deadline approaching, Zondervan used the Greek text that they owned - i.e., the
back-translated Greek text that theoretically underlies the NIV, and they included notes for
when the text differs from NA-27/UBS4.
Perhaps this agreement between Hendrickson and UBS was already in the works or
planning stage at that time, and there was hence a reason that UBS never responded to
Since the 2nd edition of Zondervan's book isn't coming out until November 2007:
Tiny URL: http://www.tiny.cc/Xp2Kj
and per page images I once saw (the page freezes up now when trying to see the images),
the font isn't really improved that much, nor is the page layout, nor do the notes include
grammatical information (just definitions/glosses), Hendrickson's January 2008 offering,
though more expensive, might be the better choice. Every word that occurs 30x or less,
versus Zondervan's 20x or less - plus, a recognized Greek text.
Eric S. Weiss
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