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New Version: The Sovereign Createor Has Spoken NT

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by franklinmonroe, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. franklinmonroe

    franklinmonroe Active Member

    Aug 2, 2006
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    aka Wilbur Pickering New Testament (WPNT). A Majority Text version by Dr. Wilbur Pickering ThM. PhD (obviously!), copyright 2013, 2nd Edition 2015. (Deacon, the Kindle version is just .99)
    Internet publishers blurb --

    For some time Dr. Pickering has felt that among the many hundreds of Greek manuscripts known to exist today, surely God would have preserved the original wording. After years of searching and comparing Greek NT manuscripts, he has concluded that God used a certain line of transmission to preserve that wording. That line is by far the largest and most cohesive of all manuscript groups, or families. It is distinguished from all other groups by the high level of care with which it was copied (Dr. Pickering holds copies of perfect manuscripts for 22 of the 27 books). It is both ancient and independent, and is the only one that has a demonstrable archetypal form in all 27 books. That archetypal form has been empirically, objectively identified by a wide comparison of family representatives, and it is indeed error free. As he expected, that error-free text is not seriously different from some of the other “good” Greek texts. Nevertheless he has done an English translation based on it.
    I think that this same translation is found online here--
    or downloaded from Pickering's site here --
    #1 franklinmonroe, Mar 5, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
  2. rsr

    rsr <b> 7,000 posts club</b>

    Dec 11, 2001
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    Interesting. "Perfect" copies for 22 books? I think it's good that Pickering has produced another MT translation, but I'm sure it differs from other MT translations, such as Esposito's, which is based on the Farstad-Hodges MT Text. Nonetheless, Pickering must give pause to those who conflate the KJV text with the Majority Text by rejecting the Comma Johanneum.
  3. Deacon

    Deacon Well-Known Member
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    Aug 23, 2002
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    "The Creator has Spoken" is the NT with textual commentary.
    He's holds a Byzantine Majority Text view drawing from the Greek Eastern Orthodox tradition.
    Their line of text is the Byzantine Kr or family 35 textform.

    He's also written The Greek New Testament According to Family 35