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How Were Kurt and Barbara Aland Viewed in Baptist Circles as Textual Critics?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by JesusFan, May 23, 2011.

  1. JesusFan

    JesusFan New Member

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    Were they seen as being THE prominent ones of the past century?

    was curious, as was required to read one of their textiul books on NT texts, and seemed to be very expert in that discipline!
     
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    Kurt would be in the top ten I'm sure. I don't know about Barbara. Their greatest accomplishment was their editing of the UBS Greek NT project, 2nd & 3rd & 4th editions. (Don't know if Barbara was on the 2nd ed. project, since mine is loaned out right now.)

    While I disagree with their canons of textual criticism and their Alexandrian preference (being a Byzantine advocate), the apparatus in the UBS NT is very helpful.
     
  3. Greektim

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    Forget the UBS... the Nestle-ALAND says it all. And the apparatus is much better than the UBS.

    In total, both Aland's (but primarily Kurt I would think) are the parents of modern reasoned eclecticism. You might say that they are to the late 20th to 21st century realm of textual criticism what Westcott and Hort was to the late 19th and 20th (albeit with a different textual philosophy).
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the UBS and Nestles identical since UBS 3?

    You're probably right about the Nestle's apparatus being better in the sense of more complete. But I find the UBS apparatus easier to read and understand. And UBS has based on it that great Textual Commentary by Metzger.
     
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    The text is the same. But I was referring to the apparatus. It is much more complete in that it lists 10x's the variants. But the data is not as full as the UBS.

    But even then, I have found many places where they don't even list the Byz reading. Thus, SBL's new apparatus will be helpful.
     
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    Sure take them and their methodology, texts and apparatus to Erasmus or the Elzivors. I still use my 1555 Stephanus, but smile when I see some choices made that just defy any rational thinking!

    Of course I think the modern eclectic blend of texts is vastly more accurate/reflective of the pre-conflated scribal later texts of the Eastern Orthodox scribes.

    The Alands along with Metzgar are genuinely looked upon by me as great servants to the church in the day when we have cultic attacks on God's Word by the likes of the ruckman types.
     
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