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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:39 pm 
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This might sound strange, but are there certain New Testament Bible's in Greek that are more accurate than other Greek New Testament Bible's?

It's not like someone had to translate the original Greek into original Greek...

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 Post subject: Re: New Testament in Greek Question
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No one has a copy of the original manuscripts. No modern translation is based on a single manuscript; they use editorial reconstructions, and as more old manuscripts are discovered, more questions can be cleared up. The KJV is based on a Greek text that is well known to be flawed.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:49 pm 
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The best modern Greek text is the Aland and Nestle 28th edition....which is basically the same text as the United Bible Society's 4th edition. Pretty much all modern translations are from one of these texts, usually the USB because it is formatted specifically for translation, which the Aland and Nestle isn't. However, I don't think any translation uses this text exactly, rather the translators make their modifications, adding or removing passages (usually the former) based on their needs at the moment.


Aland and Nestle is the is an eclectic text

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I do have a book titled NOVUM TESTATMENTUM GRAECE ET LATINE, second edition, Gianfranco Nolli, published by Libreria Edtrice Vaticana, year 2001.

You probably would want to compare Greek texts with papyri, but they're all capitals (without any accents) and no spaces between words. Of course, it is possible that papyri may have some missing parts.

And yes, I have the second edition of The Greek New Testament from United Bible. You would have to understand those footnotes that refer to those manuscripts.

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lbt wrote:
I do have a book titled NOVUM TESTATMENTUM GRAECE ET LATINE, second edition, Gianfranco Nolli, published by Libreria Edtrice Vaticana, year 2001.

You probably would want to compare Greek texts with papyri, but they're all capitals (without any accents) and no spaces between words. Of course, it is possible that papyri may have some missing parts.

And yes, I have the second edition of The Greek New Testament from United Bible. You would have to understand those footnotes that refer to those manuscripts.


What is all capitals, the Greek texts or papyri ? (someone told me the gospels were written in lower case, with a few exceptions here and there)?

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VirgoPotens wrote:
What is all capitals, the Greek texts or papyri ? (someone told me the gospels were written in lower case, with a few exceptions here and there)?


There was no such thing as 'lower case letters' at the time the New Testament was written.

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 Post subject: Re: New Testament in Greek Question
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Papyri is the plural of papyrus...the medium on which the original NT texts were written, and copies throughout the early years of the church (along with parchment/vellum) until modern paper making was developed roughly around the 11th century. Papyrus is made from the pith of the papyrus plant.

Here's more in-depth info if you're interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus

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 Post subject: Re: New Testament in Greek Question
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Wiki has a list of New Testament papyri:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ne ... ent_papyri

If you're lucky, you can go to a library that has such papyri.

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