Again, Westcott and Hort were mistaken as nearly all major textual variants had appeared before the year 200. Nearly everyone would choose one of the three to copy from. Because of this, there are nearly no Greek manuscripts from the west. It is given only to help demonstrate that the TR is not the same thing as the Majority Text and thus Majority Text arguments do not, in fact, favor the KJV. (as long as you’re making a prophetic application) Is that what you’re saying? ), In a similar vein, Kurt Aland considers Greek manuscripts which are “purely or predominately Byzantine” to be “irrelevant for textual criticism.”. Hmm, could “the Word” here be Jesus? This translation will be available by the end of year 2021. And he said, “What shall I cry?” There definitely are places in the Textus Receptus that are wrong. Revelation 22 is an important chapter in any discussion of the TR. 4 Every valley shall be exalted Masoretic Readings Defended . 10 Behold, the Lord God shall come with a strong hand, I finally feel i have a grasp on the topic. This also applies to manuscript families. I’m 23 (born again when I was 20) and have been studying which Greek textual basis best reflects the NT Scripture as originally penned for about 2 1/2 years now. In Christianity, the term Textus Receptus (Latin for "received text") designates all editions of the Greek texts of the New Testament from the Novum Instrumentum omne established by Erasmus in 1516 to the 1633 Elzevier edition; the 1633 Elzevier edition is sometimes included into the Textus Receptus. I’ve been studying on my own for quite sometime and read cover to cover various translations but could never understand the debate. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. by Luke Wayne | Jan 15, 2021 | Minor Groups & Issues, King James Onlyism. Wir wollen zunächst einige Texte vorstellen, die für unser Thema „Textus Receptus – Grundtext des NT“ besonders wichtig und grundlegend sind; die Gesamtheit unserer verfügbaren Beiträge können Sie in den untenstehenden Listen auffinden. But also no, because a template language is usually a pidgin version of a real program­ming language. To understand why they didn’t use any Byzantine readings, we need to look at their 3rd rule again: “A reading combining two simple, alternative readings is later than the two readings comprising the combination.”  Further, remember that “latter readings” were ignored by Westcott & Hort. (Only 1:35 long, starting at about 0:53). It has all the Bibles in an Interlinear and Parallel Bible format, and an English/Greek analysis for each verse. he Hebrew text of the Old Testament is called the Masoretic Text because in its present form it is based upon the Masora—the Hebrew, textual tradition of the Jewish scholars known as the Masoretes (or Masorites). So let’s say one of Paul’s letter arrives at your church and you’re supposed to pass it on. but this clause in red is The Textus Receptus, In fact, the most common type of Textual Variant is spelling differences, often a single letter, Combined with the ones that aren’t meaningful, you have. I hope that helps. This might be surprising to hear after what you’ve just read, but you might be right. Also, if you want to look up Greek or Hebrew words words, I highly recommend the interlinear bible on biblehub.com. 16 So the last will be first, and the first last. But I could not get them to yield up possession of the remainder. Erasmus’ Text Receptus maintained a text form that’s similar to the Byzantine Majority Text, but they’re definitely not the same. Many claim it was “found in the trash” while other claim it was carefully preserved by monks. Is there any information regarding the reasoning of the scribes that translated the 1611 KJB why they chose one text over another? Scrivener loved the Textus Receptus and compiled his own version of it, which is widely accepted today. (Estienne was also known as Stephanus.) (and I’m not just saying that because I helped with this verse and that footnote) I think the contradiction is clear, and the WEB Bible completely flipped this verse upside down seemingly on purpose, because there’s absolutely no justification whatsoever in Greek for their “over her own head” translation. Further, you note, correctly of course, that the Bible doesn’t save anyone…Christ and His work provide salvation…you, in exhaustion I hope and not in dishonesy, fail to deal with the fact that this offer of salvation is conveyed to us by God’s words or not at all. One issue, a minor one, the majority of Greek manuscripts show the content of Romans 16:25-27 actually belongs in 14:24-26. This makes it sound like women should not be under male authority, instead of saying they are morally obligated to be under male authority because of why they were created. Now you have five copies in five different locations, but no original. The name has been retrospectively applied to all the printed Greek texts of the same Byzantine text-type. Was There a Scribal Preference to Copy Better Manuscripts? It has all the Bibles in an Interlinear and Parallel Bible format, and an English/Greek analysis for each verse. That covers the early manuscripts, but what about the later ones? However, Erasmus by no means had access to all of the Greek manuscripts, so there was no way he could develop a true Majority Text. They ... translation-philosophy hebrew-bible masoretic-text manuscript. (In a footnote, Royse helpfully defines “significant singular readings” as “those singular readings that remain after exclusion of nonsense-readings and orthographic variants.”). That seems more like personal bias talking than scholarly work, and it persists to this day. The most commonly cited confession of faith from Confessional Position Christians is the Westminster Confession of Faith. However, one could certainly make the case that the Textus Receptus is overall the best Greek New Testament out there. One of the major arguments against the Majority Text by those who prefer the Critical text is the accusation that scribes added the “extra” content. Persecution under Septimus Severus (202-210). Given its long history of transmission with very little change and the common sense idea that scribes will choose better manuscripts, I think that makes sense. (Note: I’ve copy/pasted the only relevant difference, but you can: Click here to expand the full list of the Aland rules of Textual Criticism. Further assume you had two manuscripts to choose from when copying. The Codex Vaticanus also contains several of the deuterocanonical books, namely: the Book of Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus (Sirach), Judith, Tobit, Baruch, and the Letter to Jeremiah. If you could alter the rules – or simply remove the bias against the Byzantine text type – Reasoned Eclecticism stands a very good chance of producing the best results. Most … And further, the rules only have a few small differences from the typical Critical Text rules. Thus, if even minor differences are to be taken seriously when discussing modern translations, they are also worth noting here. Certainly not all, but quite possibly a majority. From Textus Receptus. “The [fourth-century] text of Chrysostom and other Syrian [= Byzantine] fathers … [is] substantially identical with the common late text”, “The fundamental text of late extant Greek MSS generally is beyond all question identical with the dominant Antiochian [= Byzantine] … text of the second half of the fourth century… The Antiochian Fathers and the bulk of extant MSS … must have had in the greater number of extant variations a common original either contemporary with or older than our oldest extant MSS”, “Introduction to the New Testament in the Original Greek: With Notes on Selected Readings” by Westcott & Hort. However important the early papyri, or a particular uncial, or a minuscule may be, the total number of full disagreements in the 28th edition of. The “Aland” rules get their name from Kurt and Barbara Aland, who were instrumental in the publication of the Greek Critical Text that nearly all modern New Testament are based on: The Nestle-Aland “Novum Testamentum Graece” (The New Testament in Greek), The first edition of the Novum Testamentum Graece was published by Eberhard Nestle in 1898, but an updated version was introduced in 1901. Yet the conclusions of Homeric scholarship based on a transmissional-historical approach stand in sharp contrast to those of NT eclecticism: We have to assume that the original … was a medium [= vulgate] text… The longer texts … were gradually shaken out: if there had been … free trade in long, medium, and short copies at all periods, it is hard to see how this process could have commenced. The symbolic head covering cannot be placed over/upon a man’s head but rather it must be placed over/upon a woman’s head. For simplicity’s sake, let’s assume the letter went to five churches, and then is accidentally destroyed. Dreihundert wichtige Veränderungen im Text des NT. Whichever one is closer to the majority text. That gross blunder, whereby a clause is omitted because it happens to end in the same word as the clause preceding, occurs no less than 115 times in the New Testament. From those two options, we can create a list of four types of Textual Variant. That her iniquity is pardoned; It was shockingly balanced, very respectful, and based upon facts. Say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”. The reading that explains the existence of other readings should be preferred. We have thereby passed beyond purely numerical relations, and the necessity of examining the genealogy of both minority and majority has become apparent. The Bible: 66 books vs 73 and Why (the “Apocrypha” Explained), Lobegott Friedrich Constantin (von) Tischendorf, You can read Tischendorf’s entire account of finding it – in his own words – here. We will remove this translation or arrange an appropriate license if, in fact, the translation is still copyrighted. Still, King James Only literature often cites such inconsequential differences between the KJV and modern translations and either tries to make them seem more significant than they are or else points out that, since every single word of Scripture is inspired, even minor differences that have little to no impact on the meaning of the text are still a very big deal because God inspired not only the meaning but also the precise wording or Scripture. Apologize for typos, kind of hurriedly typed that up on my phone. “Prepare the way of the Lord; In the second edition, he changed the title to “Novum Testamentum omne“, and used an additional manuscript for the compilation. Indeed, in contains a number of readings that came in through other avenues besides Greek manuscripts and which are not found in any Greek manuscript at all! I’m almost hesitant to include this, as it comes close to an Ad Hominem attack on the entire Alexandrian Text type/family. As we’ve just seen, Codex Vaticanus is a mediocre-to-poor quality manuscript. However, we’ll only concentrate on the two most influential. 1 “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” As the Christian message was carried abroad, the … Revelation 7:5-8 M-text and NU both lack “were sealed” in all but the first and last instance. This is particularly interesting when one turns to the Editionum Differentiae (Appendix III) in the 27th edition of NTG, which lists (among other things) the differences between NA27 and NA25. While the ASV used Westcott/Hort’s Greek New Testament text, the Web uses the Greek Majority Text. I believe God preserved it, I’m just don’t think the preservation was word-perfect. Thus, the only major Christian center left is Byzantine Empire. As most of the 5700 manuscripts are the type that was used in the King James/New King James, which sometimes uses renderings not found in the Greek manuscripts, especially in Revelation, where the Latin Vulgate Bible was copied and translated into Greek and used in the KJV and the NKJV did not correct it. It was also used for the English translation of the Old Testament for the King James Version. And that’s not all the singular readings. Even if two scribes (40%) did, the majority of scribes (60%) will have preserved the correct reading. The problem is that there is no Greek manuscript evidence for this longer reading prior to the around the 16th century. Erasmus originally assembled his Greek text based on 7 Greek manuscripts and published it in 1516 as the “Novum Instrumentum omne“. It’s commonly referred to as the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece after the two most significant contributors. One has to wonder why we have the WEB, when we have a New American Standard Bible updating the ASV. It gets copied and ends up in other manuscripts.”  To support this statement, White appealed to Kurt & Barbara Aland’s similar statement:  “Once a variant or a new reading enters the tradition it refuses to disappear, persisting (if only in a few manuscripts) and perpetuating itself through the centuries. However, even the worst of these can tell you about the presence or absence of a verse. John Whiteford. Some scholars would say he wasn’t even middle of the pack. There’s no scriptural basis for the idea whatsoever, and so asserting it dogmatically is a very bad idea. She has made” rather than “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made.” (NU reads “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, which has made”), Revelation 14:12 M-text and NU both lack “, Revelation 14:13 M-text and NU both lack “, Revelation 14:15 M-text and NU both lack “, Revelation 15:2 M-text and NU both lack “, Revelation 15:3 M-text and NU both read “nations” rather than “saints”, Revelation 15:5 M-text and NU both lack “, Revelation 16:1 M-text and NU both read “, Revelation 16:5 M-text and NU both lack “O Lord” and both read “the Holy One” rather than “, Revelation 16:6 M-text and NU both lack “For”, Revelation 16:7 M-text and NU both lack “another out of”, Revelation 16:14 M-text and NU both lack “of the earth and”, Revelation 16:16 M-text reads “Megiddo” rather than “Mount Megiddo”, Revelation 17:1 M-text and NU both lack “unto me”, Revelation 17:8 M-text and NU both read “shall be present” rather than “yet is”, Revelation 17:16 M-text and NU both read “and the beast” rather than “on the beast”, Revelation 18:2 M-text and M-text both lack “mightily”, Revelation 18:5 M-text and M-text both read “have been heaped up” rather than “have reached unto”, Revelation 18:6 M-text and NU both lack “you” after “she rewarded”, Revelation 18:8 M-text and NU both read “has judged” rather than “judgeth”, Revelation 18:14 M-text and NU both read “been lost to thee” rather than “are departed from thee”, Revelation 18:20 M-text and NU both read “saints and apostles” rather than “holy apostles and prophets”, Revelation 19:1 M-text and NU both say “something like a great voice” rather than just “a great voice” and they also both “our God” rather than “the Lord our God”, Revelation 19:5 M-text and NU both lack “both”, Revelation 19:6 M-text and NU both read “our Lord” rather than “the Lord”, Revelation 19:12 M-text reads “names written, and a name written” rather than just “a name written”, Revelation 19:14 M-text and NU both read “pure white linen” rather than “fine linen, white and clean”, Revelation 19:15 M-text reads “sharp two edged sword” rather than just “sharp sword”, Revelation 19:17 M-text and NU both read “great supper of God” rather than “supper of the great God”, Revelation 19:18 M-text and NU both read “both free and slave” rather than just “free and slave”, Revelation 20:4 M-text reads “the thousand years” rather than “a thousand years”, Revelation 20:10 M-text and NU both read “where also” rather than just “where”, Revelation 20:12 M-text and NU both read “the throne” rather than “God”, Revelation 20:14 M-text and NU both read “death, the lake of fire” rather than just “death”, Revelation 21:2 M-text and NU both lack “John”, Revelation 21:5 M-text and NU both lack “unto me”, Revelation 21:6 M-text lacks “”It is done”, Revelation 21:7 M-text reads “I shall give him these things” rather than “shall inherit these things”, Revelation 21:8 M-text adds “and sinners” between “unbelieving” and “abominable”, Revelation 21:9 M-text and NU both lack “unto me,” M-text also reads “woman, the Lamb’s bride” rather than “bride, the Lamb’s wife”, Revelation 21:10 M-text and NU both lack “great” before “city” and read “holy city, Jerusalem” rather than “holy Jerusalem”, Revelation 21:14 M-text and NU both read “twelve names” rather than just “the names”, Revelation 21:23 M-text reads “the very glory of God” rather than just “the glory of God”, Revelation 21:24 M-text and NU both lack “of them which are saved “, Revelation 21:26 M-text contains the phrase “that they may enter in” at the end of the verse, which is lacking in both the TR and the NU, Revelation 21:27 M-text and NU both read “anything profane, nor one who causes an abomination” rather than “anything that defiles or causes an abomination”, Revelation 22:1 M-text and NU both lack “pure”, Revelation 22:6 M-text and NU both read “spirits of the prophets” rather than “holy prophets”, Revelation 22:8 M-text and NU both read “am the one who heard and saw” rather than just “saw and heard”, Revelation 22:11 M-text and NU both read “do right” rather than “be righteous still”, Revelation 22:13 M-text and NU both read “First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” rather than “the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last”, Revelation 22:15 M-text and NU both lack “But”, Revelation 22:18 M-text and NU both lack “For,” M-text also reads “may God add” rather than “God will add”, Revelation 22:19 M-text reads “may God take away” rather than “God shall take away.” M-text and NU both read “tree of life” rather than “book of life”, Revelation 22:21 M-text reads “with all the saints” rather than “with you all” (NU simply reads “with all”). Robinson-Pierpont said in their introduction to their Greek New Testament “Of the over 5000 total continuous-text and lectionary manuscripts, 90% or more contain a basically Byzantine Text form“. (Because the previous word ends with an “n” sound). Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. This explains why the Textus Receptus is very similar to the Majority Text. Notice, “Like a Shepherd”, appears to be an obvious reference to Jesus given the context. von Joachim Schmitsdorf; Ist die neutestamentliche Textbasis unserer Bibelübersetzungen vertrauenswürdig? It’s often abbreviate as “NA” plus the version number. 7 You, O LORD, will keep them; Paulson’s data: I emphasize that these numbers – showing that five important early manuscripts combine to produce a total of 706 singular readings – only taking the text of Matthew into consideration. I like my NASB95, but wouldn’t touch the NASB2020 with 39 1/2 foot pole (allusion intended) I’m looking forward to the Legacy Standard Bible, especially because of the Tetragramaton being translated “Yahweh” (though I think there’s a better pronunciation of YHWH, I’ll take it!) (An excellent article BTW, though a bit technical.). EDIT: I finally got around to writing an article on the topic, which you can read here. Obviously, those readings in the textus receptus which are without any Greek manuscript support cannot possibly be original. These different philosophies naturally produced slightly different results…, Overall, the Critical Text of the modern Greek New Testament bears a remarkable resemblance to the original work done by Westcott & Hort. The Textus Receptus. 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