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January 2, 2019

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Real Beauty Belongs to Those Possessing Good Sense Proverbs 11:22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.[1] It says literally “Ring of gold in snout of pig, woman of... Continue Reading →

CODEX VATICANUS: End of Mark’s Gospel

Codex Vaticanus (03, B) contains the Gospels, Acts, the General Epistles, the Pauline Epistles, the Epistle to the Hebrews (up to Hebrews 9:14, καθα[ριει); it lacks 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and Revelation. It is written on 759 leaves of... Continue Reading →

NTTC MATTHEW 1:25: she gave birth to [her firstborn] son

The harmonization of passages is likely an intentional change by a copyist, who is seeking have a passage agree with a similar passage from another book. Again, these are generally found in what are known as the Synoptic Gospels,* names Matthew, Mark, and Luke. ... Continue Reading →

CODEX SINAITICUS: End of Mark’s Gospel

Codex Sinaiticus (01, א) alone has a complete text of the New Testament and portions of the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures known as the Septuagint. It is a vellum manuscript written in Greek dating to c. 330–360 C.E.  The Codex Sinaiticus Project... Continue Reading →

DETERMINING THE ORIGINAL READING: The Principles and Practice of New Testament Textual Criticism

The Practice of Textual Criticism Determine the Original Reading Note: The following are critical texts: the TR stands for Textus Receptus text (1550), WH stands for Westcott and Hort text (1881), and NU stands for the Nestle-Aland text (28th ed.... Continue Reading →

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