[B-Greek] Rm. 13:3b: "QELEIS..."

Bill Warren wfwarren at aol.com
Sat May 30 11:38:54 EDT 2009

NA 25 has a question mark in the text here in Romans 13:3b.  UBS 3rd  
edition first printing (1975) has a question mark as well, although  
the 3rd corrected edition of 1983 has a high point.


Bill Warren, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies
Landrum P. Leavell, II, Professor of New Testament and Greek
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

On May 29, 2009, at 11:20 PM, Richard Ghilardi wrote:

> Hello Folks,
> Evidently NA/GNT committee decided to reverse themselves on the
> punctuation of Rm 13:3 in the mid '70's when the NA and the GNT were  
> made
> to conform to the newly edited text. Both NA26/27 and GNT3/4 punctuate
> this clause with the high point. BUT GNT2 (and I presume GNT1 as well)
> punctuates it as a question. Since I don't own a copy of any the  
> editions
> previous to NA26, I would appreciate it if any of you who have the  
> Nestle
> text, editons 21-25, could check in with the evidence from those  
> texts.
> (I specified editions 21-25 because Kurt Aland came on board as  
> editor of
> the Nestle text with the 21st edition.)
> I do have a copy of the second edition (1958) of the British and  
> Foreign
> Bible Society's hH KAINH DIAQHKH edited by Dr. Erwin Nestle and G. D.
> Kilpatrick. It punctuates as a question. So apparently the pre-Aland
> Nestle used a question mark. What I'm wondering about is the period  
> from
> 1952 to the mid '60's when Aland first came on board as editor. Can
> anyone answer this for me?
> On Fri, 29 May 2009 14:01:06 -0400 Nikolaos Adamou
> <nikolaos.adamou at hotmail.com> writes:
> Tischendorf 8th Ed as well as Greek Orthodox are with a question  
> mark BUT
> not Westcott/Hort in
> http://www.biblos.com/romans/13-3.htm
> The question mark is an interpretation of the text.
> Mark is right!
> RG: My HARD COPY of WH punctuates as a question. Electronic texts are
> sometimes unreliable, especially in matters of punctuation.
> Yours in His grace,
> Richard Ghilardi - qodeshlayhvh at juno.com
> West Haven, Connecticut USA
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