Category Archives: United Bible Societies Text

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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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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100 Whereto we have already attained, let us walk. Phil. 3:16

100 Whereto we have already attained, let us walk. Phil. 3:16. 100 Whereto we have already attained, let us walk. Phil. 3:16. Whenever a longer and shorter version of a text do exist in the available manuscripts, I believe that … 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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95 Mixture or Roll of Myrrh, John 19:39

Mixture or Roll of Myrrh; John 19:39 In John 19:39 three different words are found in the manuscripts that describe what Nicodemus took along to take care of the body of Christ. The United Bible Societies text provides an evaluation … Continue reading

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74. Hearing mistakes Rev.1:5

Hearing mistakes Rev. 1;5 Have you ever made a hearing mistake? Let’s assume you have to translate the following sentence and is confronted by two manuscripts, the one reading: “MAY THE SUN ALWAYS ENLIGHTEN YOUR WAY”. The other says: “MAY … Continue reading

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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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