Greek manuscript question

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  1. Phillip

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    Scholars, correct me if I am wrong:

    Okay, we now have the CT which is pretty much represented by the United Bible Socieitie's publication (can't remember the number), or the W/H or (is it Nestle's)?

    Now, we have the TR. I have a pretty good understanding of where and how it came about. I think.

    Now, we also have Byzantine texts that don't necessarily agree with the TR. Is there a compiled edition of Byzantine texts that are not originated from the TR? What I'm looking for is a Byzantine preferred text using reasonably modern techniques to come up with it? Is it downloadable?
     
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    I believe the Robinson/Peirpont Byzantine Greek NT is just that. I know it differs from the TR in many places. And it's available on E-Sword. The printed version is also quite reasonable $17.95 for hardback. Amazon~R/P Byzantine Greek NT
     
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    Nelson published the Majority Text NT edited by Zane Hodges and Arthur (?) Farstead. It is thoroughly Byzantine (hence Majority) and has an introduction that explains their method of editing the text. I doubt it is downloadable though.
     
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    I have read thru Majority Texts by Nelson, edited by Zane Hodges and Arthur Farstad. They followed and pursued the majority manuscripts.
    There are some verses where TR and Majority differ each other and in such case, it followed majority. For example, 1John5:7, some verses in Revelation, some wordings in John 8:1-11, Acts 8:37. In the whole comparison, I have found that TR had the just reasons for not following the majority in some cases. Even though Erasmus may have referred mainly to a few manuscripts at the beginning, his choice was backed up by the vast number of Latin texts, and supported by the true believers at that time.
    Zane and Art made very good research on John 8:1-11 and Revelation about tracing back to autographs and intermediate ancestor manuscripts.
    I would say TR is just an excerpts of the majority texts, which is the best selection, IMO.

    As for Johannine Comma, I believe we have dealt with it enough at the thread on 1 John 5:7, where we can find there is a critical error in Grammar without the so-called Johannine Comma.

    The book shows which texts are missing, or how the minority texts state, for each controversial verses, but doesn't mention how many number of manuscripts state in such way for each controversial verses. So I didn't get the overview of each controversial verse.

    I do not know whether Maurice's edition is better than this or not.
    Both Zane and Art are so called Plymouth Brethren, who translated NKJV as well.

    I think that reading both TR and Majority Text is quite useful.
     
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    Thank you, I appreciate the input. I already have an interlinear using one version of the TR and the other TR in Greek only, but was not sure where or what was considered a good source of Majority texts.

    Good posts! [​IMG]
     
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