1 John 2:23

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  1. Ed Edwards

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    1 John 2:23

    1Jo 2:23 (Geneva Bible, 1587):
    Whosoeuer denyeth the Sonne, the same hath not the Father.

    1Jo 2:23 (KJV1611 Edition):
    Whosoeuer denieth the Sonne, the same hath not the Father:
    but he that acknowledgeth the Sonne, hath the Father also.

    Italics are in the paper KJV1611 Edition for:
    but he that acknowledgeth the Son, hath the Father also

    Italics are NOT in my paper KJV1769 Edition.
    Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

    Italics are in my paper KJV1873 Edition and brackets around 'but'
    and for good sport the comma doesn't follow 'Son':
    {but} he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also

    What dynamic is going on here?
     
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    I understand there are alot of things taken out of current KJV's. I wonder exactly what is the purpose for hiding the translation margin notes, the preface, the italics, or anything else from the original translators?
     
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    Not sure about the dynamic, Brother Ed, but the NASB puts it very well, IMHO:
     
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    This is a pious expansion by the Alexandrians in addition to a small minority of the Byzantines. The overwhelming consensus omits the words mentioned in italics above.
     
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    Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

    Scofield (1769 Oxford)

    I've checked it out and haven't found that extra phrase in any Greek text I have. But the translators were honest in using italics.
     
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    Really? You must have overlooked both UBS3 and 4 and NA23, 24, 25, 26, and 27! They reflect that the phrase is found in Aleph, A, B, C, P, Phi, 33, 323, 614, 630, 945, 1241, 1505, and 1739. UBS2 considers it so certain that it does not even bother to mention that it is missing from the Byzantine textform. [​IMG]

    But I agree with Bluefalcon. The reading represents an expansion of the true text by the Alexandrian copyists. [​IMG]
     
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    My blended texts are older than dirt, eh?

    Why the italics, then in my AV? Did the AV translators not have the Greek documents that included it?

    Serious. If they DID have one or more supporting texts, why put it in italics as if added by them?

    And another question - what other non-Byzantine phrases that are found in Aleph et al, were included in the AV "in italics"? Working on a theory here . . .
     
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    At 1 John 2:23, the 1539 Great Bible was perhaps the first English Bible to add in parenthesis and perhaps in a different size font the words (he that knowledgeth the sonne, hath the father also).
    It may be one of the several additions in the Great Bible from the Latin Vulgate. The Great Bible did not use italics. This addition was also found in the 1568 Bishops' Bible and there it was in italics (But he that knowledgeth the Sonne, hath the Father also).

    The 1611 KJV could have kept these words in italics from the Bishops' Bible.

    So far as I know, the first KJV edition to drop the brackets and italics in the latter clause of 1 John 2:23 was the 1852 new standard KJV folio edition of the American Bible Society.
     
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    1 John 2:23

    THE JOURNEY FROM TEXTS TO TRANSLATIONS,
    The Origin and Development of the Bible, by Paul D. Wegner
    (Baker Academic, 1999, ISBN 0-8010-2169-3) page 225
    used 1 John 2:23 as an example of:

    "8. Homoioteleuton
    An omission caused by two words or phrases that
    end similarly."

    The repeated phrase is the Greek for 'has the Father'.
    So this theory would explain why the earlier witnesses
    have the longer version and the later witnesses the shorter
    version.
     
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    The reason it is in italics in the KJV is that it is not in the TR as the only textform containing the reading is Alexandrian and the TR is, for the most part, more Byzantine. :)

    There are a few readings that made their way into the TR from the Alexandrian textform (much to the chagrin of the KJVOs).
     
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    Would they have snuck in by way of the Vulgate?

    Rob
     
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    KJV defender Edward F. Hills wrote: "at 1 John 2:23 the King James translators followed the Great Bible and the Bishops' Bible in adding the clause, he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also" (Believing Bible Study, p. 207).

    Hills noted that the clause "is found in the Latin Vulgate and in
    Aleph and B" (p. 207).
     
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    Vulgate:
    Omnis qui negat Filium nec Patrem habet qui confitetur Filium et Patrem habet.

    Translation: All who deny the Son do not have the Father. Whoever confesses the Son also has the Father.
     
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    Does this mean

    Hello John of Japan:
    Does this scripture mean that all non-messianic Jews are lost?? Does this mean that all Moslems are lost? Does this mean for example that all Jehovah witnesses are lost? In short, does this scripture mean that all who say they have the Father and then deny the Son, in fact have neither the Father nor Son?????????
     
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    Please read & consider the Scripture carefully, from whatever version(s) you use. Does it say anything differently? We are under the New Covenant, and other Scriptures say the ONLY way to become "right" with The father is through The Son.

    Without The Son (JESUS) we would be lost.
     
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    Yes, however, what is meant in this passage by the word "deny" and what Peter did when the rooster let forth his crow?

    It must surely mean a settled and intelligent denial and not one made out of fear.


    HankD
     
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    Every Toungue will confess But only the Saved will Acknowledge the Son!
     
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    Hi, mima. Sorry I missed seeing this. I didn't mean to ignore you.

    Yes, it does mean that all who deny Jesus Christ are lost: non-Messianic Jews, Moslems, JW's, etc. I would be happy to debate you on this if you would start a thread to that effect. :Fish:
     
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