This guide introduces the complex new edition of the Nestle-Aland 28 Greek New Testament, detailing its structure and innovations. Ideal for students just embarking on their study of New Testament Greek, this slim volume explains the transmission of the Greek text, introduces manuscript types and textual variants, explains how to use the appendixes in Nestle-Aland, and helps readers understand the complexities of the textual apparatus. Complete with exercises and learning aids, the User’s Guide will help you get the most out of your study of the Greek New Testament.
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Use this handy user’s guide with the Logos edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament, 28th Edition, with Critical Apparatus.
“The intention of this edition lies not in reproducing the ‘oldest text’ presented in the oldest manuscript but in reconstructing the text of the hypothetical master copy from which all manuscripts derive, a text the editors refer to as the initial text.” (Page 5)
“the Nestle-Aland editions generally follow German comma rules, which may at times confuse English-speaking users.” (Page 7)
“Between 5,500 and 6,000 handwritten copies with text from the New Testament are known today, and that number continues to increase. There is hardly a sentence of the New Testament that has the exact same wording in each of these exemplars.” (Page 1)
“Papyri are noted in the apparatus with 𝔓 followed by a superscript numeral, as in 𝔓1 𝔓13 𝔓46. Majuscules are noted either by a Hebrew, Greek, or Latin capital letter or by a number beginning with a zero, such as א B Ψ 0108. Minuscules are indicated by a simple number without the zero at the beginning followed by a period, such as 33. 81. 323.” (Page 6)
“additions, deletions, replacements, and rearrangements” (Page 14)
David Trobisch is an internationally recognized scholar of Paul’s letters, the formation of the Christian Bible, and biblical manuscripts. He is the coauthor of Bringing the Word to Life: Engaging the New Testament through Performing It.