SHOULD There Be A new English Bible based Solely On Majority Greek text?

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  1. JesusFan

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    is there one available for a study bible alread?

    If not, should there be?

    wasn't the HCSB suppossed to have been one to use the Greek MT, but switched to CT mid translation?
     
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    Arthur Farstad (who had edited a Greek MT with Zane Hodges) had already started an MT translation when he was contracted by the Southern Baptists to produce the Holman. While he preferred the MT, the project was supposed to produce two translations, one from the CT (which would be distributed) and one from the MT (for Farstad).

    Farstad died shortly after the project began, so the translation of the MT was never accomplished.
     
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    The World English Bible, based on the MT, is available in a printed edition of the NT and Psalms, and of course they are planning a complete Bible. But there is no study Bible yet, apparently.

    I'm kind of tired of all the modern text Bibles myself. It's about time we had a nice study Bible base on a majority text, preferably the Robinson/Pierpont Byzantine Textform.
     
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    I'm in favor of the Majority Text of 850 A.D. :)
     
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    It has probably been mentioned here before, but there is an English translation of the Majority Greek Text.

    One such translation is entitled English Majority Text Version [The EMTV] translated by Paul W. Esposito.

    I do not think that it is available in a study Bible edition, but there is a wide margin edition in which study notes could be written.
     
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    Always leary on 1 person translations...

    Do you know what his creditials to translate it are?
     
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    If I had to go with one english translation it would probably be Tyndale he was able to translate from the Greek as Wycliffe translated from he Latin Vulgate.
     
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    I just held a copy of the EMTV in my hands yesterday for the first time. The 9 point text is very hard to read in my opinion; but the margins are wide. The EMTV is a complete Bible, meaning that the OT is a translation from the Greek LXX; NT is a translation of the MT. The OT seems to be the focus (driven by need for an version for the English-reading Greek Orthodox).

    Another Majority Text version (remember, technically that only applies to the New Testament) is the ALT-NT; it is not a 'study' Bible (but you can study it!).
     
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