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Some Textual Variants In James

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Rippon, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member

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    As you must know by now,I have gleaned these items from Philip W. Comfort's book on textual variants. I'll give just three examples for you to munch on.

    1:12b : WH NU : he promised
    var/TR : the Lord promised
    var 2 : God promised

    "According to the best testimony,the subject is left unspecified ...Copyists and translators (both ancient and modern) took it upon themselves to supply a subject. Some chose the Lord, and some God." (p.724)

    3:8 : WH NU : a restless evil
    var/TR : an uncontrollable evil

    The WH NU reading has superior documentation. "The variant probably shows the work of scribes attempting to make this statement dovetail with the preceding one,which speaks of how impossible it is for men to tame the tongue." (p.728)

    4:5 : WH NU : the Spirit which he caused to dwell in us
    var/TR : the Spirit which dwells in us

    The WH NU reading has better textual support. "The variant indicates simply that the Spirit dwells in us." (p.730)
     
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    As far as textual variants are concerned in the book of James,here are some places that Comfort cites in which WH and NU agree with TR.

    James 1:17 : WH NU

    James 5:20a : NU
     
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