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David Trobisch's A User's Guide to the Nestle-Aland 28 Greek New Testament PDF

By David Trobisch

This advisor introduces the advanced new version of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece, 28 version, explaining its constitution, the text-critical gear and appendices, and the suggestions of the hot version.

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5. The Early Translations Several early translations of the Greek New Testament survive from antiquity. They are important because translators may have had access to a Greek text of the same quality as our best manuscripts. However, the editors of NA28 were very cautious and only noted readings for which a strong case could be made that they reflect the readings of a Greek text and that they were not created during the translation process (67*–68*). Special emphasis was put on three languages: Latin, Syriac, and Coptic.

EXERCISES AND LEARNING AIDS g. , the versions) are always listed in the apparatus in the same order. Which three versions are mentioned first? (67*) h. Sometimes a superscript symbol immediately follows the sign for a manuscript, such as an asterisk in B*. Name at least three of these symbols and describe their functions. (58*–59*) i. Explain when the abbreviations ????, pm, and Byz are applied. (59*–60*). j. What does the notation “p)” indicate? (61*) k. The editors distinguish three groups of Greek manuscripts on the basis of their frequency of citation in the apparatus.

Similar to the Greek manuscripts, the same letter may be used for different manuscripts; only the numbers are exact identifiers. For instance, the letter “e” in the Gospels designates manuscript 2 of the fifth century; in Acts, however, “e” refers to manuscript 50 of the sixth century. 2. EXERCISES AND LEARNING AIDS 39 Exercise a. Which Latin manuscript uses the abbreviation “d” (→ solution)? 9. Appendix II: Variae Lectiones Minores To avoid creating an overly long apparatus, variants may not be fully documented in the apparatus when they are related to but not identical with the variant at which they are listed.

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