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Re: Greek New Testament sources?

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 4, 2003, 9:30
There are copies of the Received Text floating around somewhere and every now
and then some clown publishes a book claiming it to be the only authentic
text possible.

As far as I know, the Received Text, which was the text used by the Authorized
(KJV) Bible translators, and indeed the Geneva Bible translators before then,
was a somewhat corrupted, late Byzantine text.

So as far as the Enamyn go, they wouldn't've had it - most of its readings
arrived late 8-1200 CE.  As far as the Septuagint goes, there were quite a
few divergent textual readings - and before Origen published his great
"Hexapla" in Palestine:

The Enamyn would've received the Septuagint pretty much as is available in the
standard critical editions, minus all of the "back-ported" Origen
retranslations.  However, since Origen's monumental "Hexapla" is no longer in
evidence, that still does leave a lot of conjecture.  Yerron Yerrone, mate!

texts thereof:

Wesley Parish

On Wed, 04 Jun 2003 04:53, you wrote:
> Here's a question for all you Greek fans: where can I find copies > of Greek New Testaments? I have the United Bible Societies' NT (4th > edition), but this is a compilation of various manuscripts and texts, and > doesn't reflect _one_ particular variant, but rather aims to get as close > as possible to the original text. In the name of historical accuracy, I'm > seeking a text from the Byzantine era (preferably around the fifth or sixth > century) that could have conceivably made its way to the Crimea. > The back-history to all of this, of course, is that the Enamyn > began to converted to Christianity in the third century (not inconceivable, > since there were several Greek colonies on the south coast of the Crimea), > and en masse by the fourth or fifth century. I'd like to start work on the > Enamyn Bible translation, but I need something to translate from, variant > readings and all. > Also: how much variance is there in the Septuagint? Or can I grab > any old copy and be fairly certain that the Enamyn would have had a very > similar version? > Thanks, > > :Peter > > -- > Oh what a tangled web they weave who try a new word to conceive!
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