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Westcott and Hort’s Introduction is one of the most important, ground-breaking books in New Testament Studies. It spells out the techniques of modern text criticism (the science of examining manuscript evidence to try to determine the original text) and influenced every modern edition of the Greek New Testament published since. The first section of the book outlines the principles of text criticism, and the second section, Notes on Selected Readings, applies these principles to hundreds of passages in the New Testament—in essence making a critical apparatus or textual commentary on important passages. In the Logos Bible Software edition, the application section will show in the Exegetical Guide with other critical apparatuses.

Author Bios

Brooke Foss Westcott

Brooke Foss Westcott

Brooke Foss Westcott (1825–1901) was a British bishop, biblical scholar, and theologian serving as bishop of Durham from 1890 until his death.

Westcott studied at Trinity College in Cambridge where he graduated in 1848. He stayed at Trinity, where in 1849 he obtained his fellowship and was ordained deacon and priest. He received honorary degrees from Oxford in 1881 and Edinburgh 1883. In 1890, he became the bishop of Durham.

He has authored several works, including Introduction to the New Testament in the Original Greek, A General View of the History of the English Bible, Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament, and Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians.

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Fenton John Anthony Hort

Fenton John Anthony Hort (23 April 1828 – 30 November 1892) was an Irish theologian and editor, with Brooke Westcott of a critical edition of The New Testament in the Original Greek.

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