This edition is based on the widely known Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament of Bruce M. Metzger. It was especially designed for translators who have not received formal training in textual criticism. It enables them—and other people interested in the initial text of the Greek New Testament—to discover more easily the reasons that certain variant readings in the New Testament are more likely to be original than others. Therefore the notes of Metzger have been simplified and expanded. Included are discussions of significant differences in divisions and punctuation where those involve differences in meaning. Technical matters are explained in non-technical language. An easy-to-read introduction provides a brief overview of textual criticism, including explanations of key terms, a history of the text, and methods that are used by scholars to arrive at their conclusions.
- Easy-to-read introduction provides a brief overview of textual criticism
- Includes explanations of key terms, history of the text, and methods used by scholars
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- Title: A Textual Guide to the Greek New Testament
- Translators: Roger L. Omanson and Bruce M. Metzger
- Publisher: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
- Publication Date: 2006