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Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by 37818, Oct 25, 2018.

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    37818 Well-Known Member

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    We have a war going on in regards to the text of the New Testament and what is and what is not the actual word of God. KJVO, TR, the so called critical texts, the Majority text and the common text which is not in dispute except from the enemies of the word of God.
     
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    Please delete or close this thread.
     
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    At issue is the identity of the New Testament text. What God gave in His original autographs.
    Of course this issue is not just limited to the Greek New Testament, but this battle ground is where it is mostly faught.

    The KJV only ism. The TR, Greek texts Family 35. The many modern CT and ET translations.
     
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    While I believe we should seek and desire to have the Greek text closest to the autographs, I can read my TR (which I really never do), f35(also, rarely use it), Robinson - Byzantine, SBL(rarely use), NA28 or THGNT, and I will still hold the same doctrines I hold now.

    Most of our issues of "Bible Wars" seem to be issues of translation, not the underlying text. Outside of this board or a few YouTube debates, most people inside the church debate or question translastion.


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    The most accurate Greek Text seems to me to be the Majority/Byzantine Text. Not that it is always right/correct, but it seems to me to be the most accurate.

    Then next it seems the Textus Receptus is highly accurate. It definitely has some mistakes, sometimes even agreeing with the Nestle/Aland against the Majority Text in a few cases. But still highly accurate.

    Then comes Nestle/Aland, and it seems to me to be the lest accurate of the three. Still highly accurate, just not as accurate usually as the above two. However there a few cases where this text could be correct against the above-mentioned Greek Texts where words were accidentally skipped in the Majority Text yet preserved in Nestle/Aland.

    I think we are blessed to have all 3 Greek Texts. One is not always right against the others all of the time. Or so it seems to me.
     
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    The enormous number of Greek manuscripts, and collated Greek New Testaments are certainly a blessing.

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    The hot issue is over how God has preserved His word to us. The textual issuses of the AV aka KJV are well known. The modern versions make far more than they fix, it is that bad.
     
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    the modern translations such as the nas and esv actually do give to us what the Originals were teaching better then the Kjv does!
     
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    Indeed, as we can be assured that any of the 3 main greek texts do give to us an accurate representing of what the originals were to us!
     
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    The NA and the Majority texts seem to be better as in closer to what the originals were then the TR text, as that text was put together based upon eranmus and took in renderings from latin Vulgate, and from unknown sources to thias very day!
     
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    1. The MT, TR, CT agree. Highest percentage.
    2. The MT, TR agree verses the CT. Next highest percentage.
    3. The MT, CT agree verses the TR. 3rd or 4th highest percentage.
    4. The TR, CT agree verses the MT. 3rd or 4th highest percentage.

    Even with all the mistakes of Erasmus and every editor of the TR's the Majority Text and TR still have far more agreements than with any CT's. Critical Text editors have their "Erasmus" type blunders as well.
     
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    We do not agree. Pick an example.
     
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    The great news is that as you stated earlier, one can use with confidence any of those 3 greek texts with confidence that one has the word of the Lord!
     
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    I do not see the 1 John 5:7 as having that much support from Greek text/sources, as believe even Erasmus himself did not see it supported at all until third edition!
     
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    1 John 5:7, "For there are three that bear record," Otherwise it verse 7 is skipped and is the beginning of verese 8. Got another example?
     
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    The 3 that bear record were not the three of the kjv text reading though is the point!
     
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    A number problems of the AV aka KJV are well known. For every KJV real fix many more errs in the modern CT and ET versions, John 6:47, Luke 4:4 are case examples.
     
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    The shorter reading of John has strong support. But regardless, one is justified in translating the shorter the same as the longer. Context makes it clear Jesus is the object of the participle πιστεύων (pisteuon). Having the Greek εις εμέ (in me) doesn't change the meaning. One can rightly add the words in English based on the shorter reading.

    Luke 4:4 is a little more questionable for me. Though I lean towards the shorter reading. Luke has a habit of being more concise at times(compared to Matthew; see also Matt 6:10 vs Luke 11:2) since he adds elsewhere and nearly uses 100% of a scroll; perhaps Luke is being aware of the word count. Luke also shows no interest in copying Matthew word for word. Note the temptations are in a different order. We see the the reading lengthened to various lengths in lectionary and corresponding manuscripts of their era. Do we go with the medium length, the one that harmonizes with Matthew, or do we go with longest that gives us Matthew plus Deut. 8:3?

    Luke 4:4 is likely scribal harmonization.

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    At 0.5% of the manuscrpts.
    Manuscripts that have scribal harmonization with Matthew are less than 10% (with the Orthodox Churches). Less than 0.5% of manuscripts omit "but by every word of God."
     
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