A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament, Second Edition (companion to the UBS Greek NT)
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One of the chief purposes of the commentary is to set forth the reasons that led the Committee, or a majority of the members of the Committee, to adopt certain variant readings for inclusion in the text and to relegate certain other readings to the apparatus. On the basis of a record of the voting of the Committee, as well as, for most sessions, more or less full notes of the discussions that preceded the voting, the present writer has sought to frame and express concisely (a) the main problem or problems involved in each set of variants and (b) the Committee's evaluation and resolution of those problems.
Number of Pages: 696
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 2006
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This companion to the Greek New Testament discusses textual variations based on the critical apparatus. It contains a thorough explanation of each textual decision that appears in UBS4.
What is the difference between the Omanson and Metzger?
We have included the following from each text to help you compare and contrast the two approaches. (Click on "Sample Chapter" at the bottom of this Web site page)
Omanson, A Textual Guide to the Greek New Testament
Preface (pgs. 7-9)
1 Cor. 4:17 (pgs. 332-333)
1 Cor. 7:34 (pgs. 339-340)
Metzger, A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (UBS4)
Prefaces (pgs. v-ix)
1 Cor. 4:17 (pg. 484)
1 Cor. 7:34 (pg. 490)
Bruce Manning Metzger (19142007) was the George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was the author of hundreds of articles on Bible translation, textual criticism, the Hebrew Bible, the Apocrypha, and the New Testament. He published numerous books, including The New Testament: Its Background, Growth, and Content; The Text of the New Testament; Manuscripts of the Greek Bible; A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament; Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek; and The Canon of the New Testament. He was the general editor of the New Testament Tools and Studies series, The Reader's Digest Bible, and The Oxford Companion to the Bible and was on the editorial boards of the International Greek New Testament Project, the United Bible Societies' Greek New Testament, the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, and the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Al C. Willett5 Stars Out Of 5March 26, 2008Al C. WillettI have the leather hard cover edition ISBN: 3-438-06010-8. This is a commentary on the UBS4 GNT. It is to your benefit to know the Greek but without that you will still benefit from this book. Most of the time the UBS members by a majority of the vote,and after a review, selected the most difficult and shortest renderings to be the original text.Reasons are given for each variant selection, manuscripts involved, the problems with each variant, and more... This is a must have for anyone studying paleography! Add this to your library!
Timothy Mills5 Stars Out Of 5January 17, 2007Timothy MillsAlthough a complete review of every possible variant would be too large to be functional, BM Metzger has addressed the significant textual variants and the reasons the committee chose the "best" one, with levals of confidence for each one. This gives the scholar a significant tool for understanding why we have the text we do, and how confident we may be in that text.
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