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NTTC Matthew 1:1: Nomina Sacra (Sacred Names)

Matthew 1:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham: Nomina Sacra (singular: nomen sacrum from Latin sacred name): In early Christian scribal practices, there was the abbreviation of several... Continue Reading →


NTTC Matthew 6:33: Is it “the Kingdom” or “the kingdom of God”?

Author By Edward D. Andrews, chief translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Matthew 6:33 New King James Version (NKJV) 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33English Standard Version... Continue Reading →

NTTC Mark 2:26: Maybe the Gospel Writer Mark Was Just Wrong

Authored by Edward D. Andrews As he settled into the field of textual criticism, Bart D. Ehrman would head on to yet another big named school, but one that was now moving away from his founding conservative principles, to a... Continue Reading →

NTTC John 5:4: Who Took John 5:4 Out of My Bible?

The Healing at the Pool of Bethzatha John 5:1-9 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate... Continue Reading →

NTTC John 14:14: “If you ask [me] anything in my name, I will do it.”

Edward D. Andrews John 14:14: “If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.” The WH NU has ἐάν τι αἰτήσητε με ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι μου “whatever you ask me in my name,” which is supported by P66 P75vid א B W Δ Θ 060 f13 33.... Continue Reading →

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