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Majority Text

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by wfdfiremedic, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. wfdfiremedic

    wfdfiremedic New Member

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    Looks interesting!
     
  3. Forever settled in heaven

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    it sure ain't gonna satisfy the KJBOist Minority Text grouches any:

    1 John 1
    2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us

    they'd rather have their THY or YOUR for "accuracy."

    1 John 5
    6 This is He who came through water and blood—Jesus Christ, not only by the water, but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is He who witnesses, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three that bear witness: 8 the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

    what?? so much for the verbiage over the Comma! :D

    Titus 2
    13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
    2 Peter 1
    1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

    stands unflinchingly on the Deity of Christ (Granville Sharp rule applied), which some KJBOists complain abt, claiming instead a hendiadys!

    Revelation 22
    18 I testify to everyone hearing the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them, may God add to him the plagues having been written in this book.
    19 And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, may God take away his part from the tree of Life, and from the holy city, and from the things having been written in this book.

    they'd probably whine (pun unintended) abt watering down fr the BOOK of life.

    Thx, OP. fr a kneejerk, cursory reading, it seems more readable than the New King James (which isn't Majority, i know), n i think it'll fill a niche.
     
  4. HankD

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    While I am adamantly opposed to the KJVO doctrines of "secondary inspiration" and "advanced revelation", I prefer the "Traditional Text" over the "Majority".

    I guess I am one of the grouches who sees 1 John 5:7 as authoritative.
    Which by the way has been preserved in some Latin text(s), several writings of Early Church Fathers (quoted as Scripture) and a few late Greek mss.

    I certainly don't make it a lithmus test of any kind. I use several versions which omit the Johannine Comma (NIV, NASV, etc.) having been derived from non-Byzantine mss which omit the Comma as well as the Majority Text and understand that I just might be wrong (Surprise! ).


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  5. Dave

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    I agree with HankD on this one. The passage reads better, IMHO, with it than without it.

    Other than that, I agree more with the concept of the Majority Text than the limited texts used in the KJV translation or the Alexandrian Texts. That said, I would take a King James translation over any using the Alexandrian Texts.
     
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  6. franklinmonroe

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    I don't have it, but the EMTV has been around for about 5 years. I have the Analytical-Literal Translation New Testament which is also MT-based; and I can recommend the ALT.
     
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