Some Textual Variants In Hebrews

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    I will be going by Comfort's book on textual variants in the N.T. Here are a few snips.

    1:3b : WH NU : having made purification of sins
    var/TR : by himself having made purification of our sins

    The addition of "our" in the variant "is clearly an interpolation,which found its way into TR and KJV,as well as NKJV." (p.694)

    2:7 : WH NU : with glory and honor you crowned him
    var/TR WH : with glory and honor you crowned him,and you set him over the works of your hands

    "...The conclusion is that the longer reading is a scribal expansion for the sake of harmonization with Ps 8:6." (p.697)

    3:6 : WH NU : if we hold
    var/TR WH : if we hold firm until the end

    "The three earliest manuscripts do not contain the phrase 'firm to the end.' " (p.698)

    6:10 : WH NU : love
    var/TR : the labor of love

    The variant is a scribal expansion and harmonization. "It was incorporated in TR and subsequently included in KJV and NKJV." (p.701)

    7:14 : WH NU : priests
    var/TR : priesthood

    The variant is a late scribal correction. (p.703)

    7:17 : WH NU : it is testified
    var/TR : he testifies

    The variant "is a scribal change attempting to make this verse parallel with 7:21." (p.703)

    7:21 : WH NU : you are a priest forever
    var/TR : you are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek


    To be continued...
    The documentation for the shorter reading is very diverse. (p.703,04)
     
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    Hebrews Continued

    8:12 : WH NU : their sins
    var1/TR : their sins and their lawlessnesses (iniquities)
    variant 2: their lawlessnesses

    "The WH NU reading has the excellent support of the three earliest manuscripts,plus 1739 and three early versions...and their lawlessness is part of the original text of Heb 10:17,but not here in 8:12." (p.705)

    10:30 : WH NU : Vengeance is mine;I will repay
    var/TR : Vengeance is mine;I will repay,' says the Lord

    "The shorter reading has early and diverse support.The variant displays a scribal interpolation..." (p.710)

    11:13 : WH NU : and having welcomed them [the promises]
    var/TR : having been persuaded and having welcomed them [the promises]

    "The WH NU reading has the support of nearly all Greek manuscripts and early versions." (p.714)

    12:18a : WH NU : what can be touched
    var/TR : a mountain that can be touched

    The word mountain is an interpolation lifted from 12:20-22. (p.717)

    12:20 : WH NU : it [the animal] will be stoned
    var/TR : it [the animal] will be stoned or thrust through with an arrow

    "The variant reading,slimly supported and clearly spurious,displays scribal expansion." (p.718)
     
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    Okay,in Comfort's book on textual matters I found eleven occasions where the TR agrees with the WH NU or both in Hebrews.

    1:8 : NU
    2:7 : WH
    2:9 : WH NU
    3:2 : WH NU
    3:6 : WH
    6:3 : WH NU
    9:14a : WH NU
    10:22 : WH NU
    11:4 : WH NU
    11:11 : WH
    12:1 : WH NU
     

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