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    The Newly Published Nestle Aland 28th Edition Greek New Testament

    Eberhard Nestle

    From wikipedia: The first edition published by Eberhard Nestle in 1898 combined the readings of the editions of Tischendorf, Westcott and Hort and Weymouth, placing the majority reading of these in the text and the third reading in the apparatus. In 1901, he replaced the Weymouth New Testament with Bernhard Weiss's text. In later editions, Nestle began noting the attestation of certain important manuscripts in his apparatus.

    Eberhard's son Erwin Nestle took over after his father's death and issued the 13th edition in 1927. This edition introduced a separate critical apparatus and began to abandon the majority reading principle.


    Kurt Aland

    Kurt Aland became the associate editor of the 21st edition in 1952. At Erwin Nestle's request, he reviewed and expanded the critical apparatus, adding many more manuscripts. This eventually led to the 25th edition of 1963. The great manuscript discoveries of the 20th century had also made a revision of the text necessary and, with Nestle's permission, Aland set out to revise the text of Novum Testamentum Graece. Aland submitted his work on NA to the editorial committee of the United Bible Societies Greek New Testament (of which he was also a member) and it became the basic text of their third edition (UBS3) in 1975, four years before it was published as the 26th edition of Nestle-Aland.

    The NA27 edition was published in 1993, and now Dr. James White explains why the newly published edition of the Greek New Testament (the Nestle Aland 28th Edition) is a VERY good thing:

    Posted by John Samson on October 11, 2012 02:52 PM

    Comments

    I dont trust aything from the vatican and its jesuit interlopers. Because that is who aland worked with. Cardinal Carlos martini is a jesuit. The catholics killed Tyndale and others who promoted the textus receptis. I see what is going on here with all the Aland editions that keep on changing. Dropping whole words and verses. Im stiking with the Received text.

    Dan,

    As we learn more and more from the Greek manuscripts, scholarship allows us to become more and more sure of the original wording of the New Testament Greek text.

    Words and phrases added later by over-zealous scribes (such as at 1 John 5:7,8) were never a part of the original text and therefore the charge of these words being "dropped" is not in any way accurate.

    Scholars in the field of textual criticism are very much aware of this, as this short video from Dr. Dan Wallace explains: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5QMfy7MEAE&feature=player_embedded

    Dean Burgon documents 400 hundred manuscripts that say in 1 Timothy 3 verse 16 God was manifest in the flesh and only 2 in the alexandrian text. that say he who was manifest in the flesh. Im not buying the aleandrian text.

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