A more accurate New Testament

A more accurate New Testament
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Two tasks now need to be done if the next generation is to have a better, that is, a more accurate, New Testament. First, much of the evidence which has come to light in the last eighty years must be collected and published in a usable form. Second, on the basis of this evidence a new edition of the text of the Greek New Testament must be prepared. If the first is done, the second will be done. If the second is done, new translations, or English versions of the New Testament, will be made.

The collection of the evidence of the manuscripts as to the wording of the Greek New Testament is called “A Critical Apparatus for the Greek New Testament.” The standard for such an edition was set by Tischendorf in 1869 in his eighth edition of the Greek New Testament. This was discussed in chapter iv (pp.22-26). Tischendor.f’s edition went far toward making available the evidence that was discovered between  1516 and 1869. His edition was a tremendous achievement, how tremendous only those who have struggled with similar problems can testify.

But more manuscripts were discovered after 1869, and, of the earlier ones, Tischendorf knew some of his manuscripts only in part.

What is the Best New Testament by ERNEST CADMAN COLWELL

PREFACE

THE University of Virginia in ***1947*** invited me to deliver a series of lectures on the manuscript sources of the New Testament. These lectures were given as the James W. Richard Lectures in Christian Religion in the autumn of that year. The present volume is a rewriting and enlargement of the Richard Lectures.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank President Colgate Darden of the University of Virginia and Professor S. V. McCasland for the many courtesies shown me in Charlottes­ville.

I must acknowledge also my indebtedness to scholars from many countries whose labors have supplied the material which is here presented. My association with these scholars in the study of New Testament manuscripts has been an exceedingly pleasant one; and I hope that they will tolerate this effort to make scholarly lore intelligible to the layman.

ERNEST CADMAN COLWELL

EMORY UNIVERSITY, GEORGIA                                                                                              **** September 4 1951  

 

Lore1 7lCr8 Webster.s New World Dictionary

n.

5ME < OE lar, learning, teaching, akin to Ger lehre, teaching: see LEARN6

1   [Archaic] a) a teaching or being taught; instruction b) something taught

2   knowledge or learning; specif., all the knowledge of a particular group or

having to do with a particular subject, esp. that of a traditional nature

 

6 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply May 18, 2019

    Troy Day

    NOW this is important Philip Williams Tyler Lee Price you wanna talk Biblical criticism – here it is in a new series: Two tasks now need to be done if the next generation is to have a better, that is, a more accurate, New Testament. First, much of the evidence which has come to light in the last eighty years must be collected and published in a usable form. Second, on the basis of this evidence a new edition of the text of the Greek New Testament must be prepared. If the first is done, the second will be done. If the second is done, new translations, or English versions of the New Testament, will be made.

    • Philip Williams
      Reply May 18, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day aren’t you about 72 years out of date with this concern?

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 18, 2019

      Troy Day

      and your point being? The man was a classic – what better has come out in quarter of a century since him? Philip Williams And I do hope you answer is not NIV or NLT

    • Philip Williams
      Reply May 18, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day my friend, the late Peter Flint, translated Isaiah for the ISV. How you like the ISV?

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 19, 2019

      Troy Day

      Let’s just say I wasnt trilled how DSS were handled and several folios kept from the public till just recently Now what do you think of the text I posted above?

    • Philip Williams
      Reply May 20, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day not much.

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