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Scrivener – commonly received or standard text

“It is the design of this little volume to represent, in a convenient and accessible form, every variation, however, minute or insignificant, of the Codex Sinaiticus from THE COMMONLY RECEIVED OR STANDARD TEXT of the Greek Testament (Stephens’ of 1550); … Continue reading

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Brief history of Standardization

The Westminster Divines unquestionably believed THE RECEIVED TEXT as noted by the citations in their Confession of Faith. They believed the ENGLISH SCRIPTURES to be the word of God for English speakers. God has spoken to man in divers manners … Continue reading

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Sir Frederic Kenyon – passage not preserved

“In some passages it seems certain that the true reading has not been preserved by any ancient authority, and we are driven to conjecture in order to supply it. But such passage are an infinitesimal portion of the whole and … Continue reading

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The Word of God in English, Leland Ryken

“The language of 1Peter is nearer to the standards of classical Greek than the vernacular koine…Nonliterary koine varies from a ‘crude and frequently ungrammatical form of Greek to the standard literary form.’…One thing that Metzger and others have emphasized is … Continue reading

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Variants

The Authorized Edition of the English Bible (1611), its subsequent reprints and modern representatives. F.Ha. Scrivener, M.A. D.C.L., LL.D., Cambridge: At the University Press, 1884, Appendix A “Catalogue of the variations from the original edition of the Authorized Version of … Continue reading

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James White on Manuscripts

“We don’t know the source of any manuscript, we only know what a given manuscript says.” James White. An early manuscript has no more proof of its source than a late manuscript. We only know what the manuscript says. We … Continue reading

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What was the original original?

What did Jesus really say? Which word did Jesus actually speak when teaching on the Parable of the Sower? Was it πονηρός (wicked one Mt 13:19), Σατανᾶς (Satan Mk 4:15) or διάβολος (the devil Lk 8:12)? Same place, same context, … Continue reading

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