Saturday, April 5, 2008

More information on NT manuscripts

Eric Sowell on Archaic Christianity has written a great post with much information on the NT manuscripts and what is happening in the field of textual criticism. Take a look HERE. He shows the difference between the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament, the Editio Critica Maior, United Bible Society Greek Text, Tischendorf, the International Greek New Testament Project, Greek New Testament according to the Majority Text, Swanson, and an on-line resource. THANKS ERIC.

I am going to put some of these links into my sidebar this month, because they are important to keep track of digital images and projects that continue with the manuscripts.


Memra said...

Thanks. Reuben Swanson's volume on John has been of great help to me in finding out where certain of the readings in the Sahidic Coptic text of John's Gospel may have come from, since they differ from what is found in both the critical texts like NA27 and the Majority Text.

It appears that some Sahidic Coptic readings are very old, and compare with the earliest Greek papyri (p66, p75, etc.) rather than the codexes like Sinaiticus or Alexandrinus.

April DeConick said...

That is my understanding too. The Coptic translation appears to differ, and it appears to be translating an older version of a greek manuscript than we have.