Category Archives: Desiderius Erasmus

139 You who believe in the Name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13

While at school, we often had to copy a lot of information from the blackboard. I remember how easily we would make a mistake when the eye jumped from one line to another, either duplicating a word or sentence (Dittography) … Continue reading

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133 The King James and The Comma Johanneum

This is a re-blog from beliefspeak2 The King James and The Comma Johanneum In  a few days it will be 500 years since Erasmus published the first Greek New Testament. (1 March 1516) Before then every copy of the New Testament … Continue reading

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128 Source Greek Text for NT Translation

Initially anybody who required a copy of the original autographs of the epistles, gospels or any other part of the New Testament had to make his own, or employ a scribe to make a copy. These copies were usually made … Continue reading

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99. Textual Variants and Ancient Readers

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
In my essay that has just been published (mentioned in my post yesterday), my broader emphasis is that intentional textual variants in NT writings likely resulted from ancient readers.  In the case of the…

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71. Is the Textus Receptus infallible? (Rev.17:8)

71 Is the Textus Receptus infallible? Revelation 17:8. Translators of the Bible have the responsibility to present to the reader a translation that is understandable and that makes sense. In one case this is the reason that we would read … Continue reading

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66 Luke’s unique writing style, Acts 28:29

Luke’s unique writing style Acts 28:29 In older versions of the Bible that were translated from the Textus Receptus as source text for the New Testament, like the King James Version, we find a verse 29: KJV: “And when he had … Continue reading

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37 Forgiveness. Mark 11:26

37 Forgiveness. Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Another verse completely absent in most modern translations calls for our attention. This is such an important statement by … Continue reading

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30 Seeking God through the Word.

30 Seeking God through the Word. Seeking God through the Word. It could come as a shock to many when they discover that the Bible that they learned to love and trust is revealed to have shortcomings, inclusions or omissions … Continue reading

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26. Evaluation of Variant Readings.

26. Evaluation of Variant Readings. Every believer would like to know what God had written in His Word to us. Therefore every believer considers the Bible seriously. The New Testament was originally written in Greek. Since Greek is not our … Continue reading

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25. Antique Translations.

Antique translations. Many of the first Christians were not Greek, or did not have sufficient knowledge of Greek to be confident in using the Greek New Testament scriptures only. Consequently as early as the second and third centuries the documents … Continue reading

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