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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Alexandrian and Byzantine Texts together in One Volume

Designed to be a lifelong original language New Testament.

Meticulously formatted with photographs of the ancient texts on the navigation page of each New Testament book, the Ancient Words Greek New Testament eliminates the need to buy multiple Greek texts by presenting an in-line common text of Nestle 1904 and Stephanus 1550.  Seamlessly merged with over 4,000 textual variants clearly identified, these two classic texts broadly represent the Alexandrian and Byzantine text-types revealing the Greek variants behind most popular English translations.
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Variants between the Alexandrian and Byzantine texts are presented in-line without bias using square brackets [Alexandrian] and parentheses (Byzantine). Thus, both text-types are honored without prejudice, allowing the reader equal and objective access to two of the most respected ancient Greek New Testament base-texts in one convenient document.

The variants among most modern English Bible translations are addressed in the Ancient Words Greek New Testament so the Greek reader can quickly identify and follow the source texts during live teachings or while listening to prerecorded audio.

Nestle 1904 and Stephanus 1550 represent two of the most respected and broad-based Greek source-texts for the English New Testament. The modern version of the Authorized King James Bible draws its New Testament portions primarily from Stephanus 1550. Stephanus standardized the chapter-and-verse numbering system used today and Stephanus IV was the chief base-text of the Geneva Bible, making the Stephanus texts the official New Testament Greek source of the Protestant Movement for more than 300 years. The Alexandrian text-type is represented by Eberhard Nestle's, The New Testament: Text with Critical Apparatus, published by The British And Foreign Bible Society.

Images of ancient papyri and parchments are displayed on the first page of each New Testament book. The digital images of these priceless treasures have been graphically enhanced to make the Greek text more legible.

The 2012 edition of the Dodson Greek-English Lexicon by John Jeffrey Dodson is included in the appendix to provide concise English definitions for most New Testament Greek words.

Example: Matthew 1:19, Ἰωσὴφ δὲ ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς, δίκαιος ὢν καὶ μὴ θέλων αὐτὴν [δειγματίσαι] (παραδειγματίσαι), ἐβουλήθη λάθρᾳ ἀπολῦσαι αὐτήν.

Where only one type of bracket occurs in a verse, the bracketed word, or phrase, is contained only in the source indicated by the type of bracket used.

Example: Δαυεὶδ δὲ (ὁ βασιλεὺς) ἐγέννησεν τὸν Σολομῶνα ἐκ τῆς τοῦ Οὐρίου.
"ὁ βασιλεὺς" occurs in the above verse only in Stephanus 1550.

Asterisks * immediately inside of a bracket indicates that the text was included in the text of either, Nestle 1904 or Stephanus 1550, with reservations, or as a concession to popular demand for the inclusion of such verses. The asterisks are not meant to indicate any degree of judgment by the editors of the Ancient Words Greek New Testament.

Example: Luke 24:40, [*(καὶ τοῦτο εἰπὼν [ἔδειξεν] (ἐπέδειξεν) αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας καὶ τοὺς πόδας.)*] This verse is contained in both source-texts with the variants indicated within the verse. However, the asterisk inside the square bracket indicates that verse 40 was presented in Nestle 1904 as a concession. Because no asterisk appears inside the parentheses, Stephanus 1550 accepts the validity of the verse.

The Ancient Words Greek New Testament is designed to be a life-long Bible study companion providing inspiration and language study for the English Greek reader.