[B-Greek] AUTO vs AUTON in John 6:39
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Sat Dec 11 14:20:08 EST 2010
The UBS apparatus is designed to highlight differences that would affect
translation, so on the one hand it is not surprising that it is not mentioned
there or in Metzger. But I agree that this is an oversight, and thanks for
pointing this out. There is a reference to AUTON in NA 27.
Actually, AUTO occurs in the Textus Receptus and most majority texts, including
Robinson-Pierpont, which has AUTON as a variant off to the side. Hodges/Farstad
has the inverse, AUTON in the text with AUTO as a note.
The neuter for a human collective is not rare in Greek, but that is another
It is true that if you rely on UBS or NA you will not see all the Majority
readings. Both apparati routinely leave out MT readings which are shorter and
more difficult. Holmes' new SBL GNT addresses the issue, but the real solution
is to use several editions.
From: "fredsmith1000 at usa.com" <fredsmith1000 at usa.com>
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Sat, December 11, 2010 6:28:10 AM
Subject: [B-Greek] AUTO vs AUTON in John 6:39
I was surprised that the apparatus in UBS 3rd ed doesn't show that there is
indeed a difference in "ANASTASW AUTO" between its reading and the majority
text. The majority text has "AUTON" but I would not have known this except that
I was reading a book that rendered the verse AUTO in one instance and AUTON in
another. I then consulted my majority text which showed the different reading.
This makes me wonder how many other cases are omitted in UBS.
The only reason I bring this up is that AUTO reads awkwardly here but AUTON is
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