The Patriarchal Greek New Testament (PATr) was published by the Patriarchal Press of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on February 22, 1904. It was published as: The New Testament, Approved by the Great Church of Christ, with the intention of being the most authoritative text of the Greek New Testament available. As more critical or eclectic editions of the NT became the norm by the nineteenth century (replacing the Byzantine Text), the Patriarchate of Constantinople assembled a committee of scholars for the purposes of studying various manuscripts of the NT at both Constantinople and Mount Athos. Their goal was to provide "the best reconstruction of the most ancient text of ecclesiastical tradition and, more specifically, of the Church of Constantinople" (from the preface to the 1904 text). The manuscripts they selected were from the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, and were largely from lectionaries (that is, from texts that were actually used in the worship of the Church). After the Patriarchal Greek New Testament's initial publication in 1904, Professor Vasileios Antoniades of the Theological School of Chalki made some minor corrections to the text in 1912.
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- Complete Greek text of the Patriarchal Greek New Testament (PATr)
- Preface to the 1904 edition (in Greek)
- Corrections noted from the 1912 Antoniades revision
- Complete morphological tagging
- Title: Patriarchal Greek New Testament (PATr)
- Editor: Hellenic Bible Society and Logos Bible Software
- Edition: 1912 Antoniades Revised Edition
- Publisher: Patriarchal Press of Constantinople
- Publication Date: 1912
- Pages: 335