HOW ACCURATE IS YOUR NEW TESTAMENT?

HOW ACCURATE IS YOUR NEW TESTAMENT?
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IF You care about your New Testament, you will want to know what “make” it is, who translated it, and, above all, how accurate it is. The translator may diminish, but he can­not materially increase, the accuracy of the particular Greek New Testament from which he makes his translation. In the matter of accuracy, therefore, the primary question is, “How accurate a New Testament was it translated from?”

As a brief answer to this question seventeen translations are listed below, roughly in the order of their accuracy:

 

Translation

Goodspeed:

The American Translation           Source            Westcott and Hort

Date      1923 Chicago: University  of Chicago Press

 

Translation                            Source                     Date

Twentieth Century

 

Westminster

Westcott and Hort

 

Westcott and Hort

1898-1901

1913-35

New York: F. H.

Revell Company

London: Longmans,

      Green and Com­
      pany
American Revised Ver- King James & 1901 New York: Thomas
sion Westcott and   Nelson and Sons
  Hort    
English Revised Version King James & 1881 London; Oxford
  Westcott and   University Press
  Hort :  
Revised Standard Version King James & 1946 New York: Thomas
  Westcott and   Nelson and Sons
  Hort    
Moffatt Von Soden 1913 New York: Harper
      and Brothers
Riverside (Ballantine) Nestle (approx.) 1923 Boston: Houghton

Mifflin Company

19 Comments

  • Philip Williams
    Reply May 20, 2019

    Philip Williams

    Stop that Bart Erhman! 🙂

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 20, 2019

      Troy Day

      oh NO keeping the whole thing ON and going Philip Williams whats your personal trouble with such a great study?

    • Philip Williams
      Reply May 20, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day ‘Misquoting Jesus’?

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 20, 2019

      Troy Day

      where exactly did you mean that ?

    • Philip Williams
      Reply May 20, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day Bart’s famous book.

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 20, 2019

      Troy Day

      sure – what does it have to do with this here post? Do you judge a book by its author or its content?

    • Philip Williams
      Reply May 20, 2019

      Philip Williams

      ‘Do you judge a book by its author or its content?’

      Both. We can’t truly understand a book apart from knowing it’s author.

      Bart’s book is given credibility by the Wescott-Hort thesis.

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 20, 2019

      Troy Day

      I mean what is wrong with his translation theory? Wescott-Hort are the foundation for NA/UBS – is he not inline?

    • Philip Williams
      Reply May 20, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day all of you have laid the foundation for Bart’s work in turning young folks from the faith. You are sneaking in the old liberal criticism into the evangelical world. Not just by the absurd claim that the Origen-inspired Alexandrian text is superior, but by quoting your opinions(!) as authoritative. You aren’t doing anything that different from the colored button (were they something else?) methodology of the Jesus Seminar, which essentially formalized your methodology.

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 20, 2019

      Troy Day

      but that puts you against 95% of Biblical scholarship Not sure where you went to school to but text criticism has been part of Biblical scholarship for centuries

    • Philip Williams
      Reply May 20, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day I do text criticism. You do scholar sociology, basing your opinion on polling other opinions just like the Jesus Seminar.

    • Tracy Oaks
      Reply May 21, 2019

      Tracy Oaks

      Bart Erhman is now an atheist isn’t he?

    • Philip Williams
      Reply May 21, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Tracy Oaks agnostic.

  • Isara Mo
    Reply May 20, 2019

    Isara Mo

    As long as the author is the Holy Spirit, then whatever translation I read is accurate.
    But as long as the author is Troy Day or any other “professed theologian” the margin of error is 1000

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 22, 2019

      Troy Day

      author yes
      what about who edited and printed it?

    • Isara Mo
      Reply May 22, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      Troy can a man.edit what God has spoken?

  • Troy Day
    Reply May 21, 2019

    Troy Day

    Philip Williams not sure about Bart – he changes every few years especially after I see him present on one subject at a conference or two My post was about
    the 64 scriptures to determine accuracy in a New Testament
    AND “Colwell’s apparatus of the Best New Testament”
    Not sure how Bart, liberalism and other stuff you brought into the conversation it relevant at all BUT I am happy to post the 2 above if more clarification may be needed on your part

    • Philip Williams
      Reply May 21, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day yeah. Send me links to those.

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 21, 2019

      Troy Day

      I will be happy to repost them At the same time no question about Bart and his stuff but his dissertation was spot on- that was back in my day almost. Colwell long before most of us was rather perceiving but I would not claim 100% accuracy or lack of error – great decades of dialogue that determined quite a bit about modern translations – just IMO

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