Variant Reading(s): differing versions of a word or phrase found in two or more manuscripts within a variation unit (see below). Variant readings are also called alternate readings.
Jesus and the woman caught in adultery is a passage (pericope) found in the Gospel of John 7:53–8:11, which has been the subject of much scholarly discussion.
If we have the original words, we, in essence, have the original and; therefore, do not need the original documents.
Name: P5 (P. Oxy. 208 + 1781) Contents: John 1:23–31, 33–40; 16:14–30; 20:11–17, 19–20, 22–25 Date: 225 C.E. Provenance (Origin): Oxyrhynchus, Egypt Current Housing Location: London, England: British Library (inv. 782, 2484) Bibliography: Grenfell and Hunt, Oxy. Pap., 2:1–8, no. 208, and 15:8–12, no. 1781. Physical features: two leaves; originally 13 cm x 25 cm;... Continue Reading →
Kurt Aland, FBA (28 March 1915 – 13 April 1994) was a German theologian and biblical scholar who specialized in New Testament textual criticism.
The more difficult or awkward reading is often preferable. The reading at first will seem to be more difficult or awkward to understand, but after further investigation, it will be discovered that ...
The earliest and most trusted two manuscripts (א B) do not include variant 1 or variant 2. Also excluding these variants is L* Θ* f1, 33 ite syrs copsa Origen as well.
The King-James-Version-Only advocates are John William Burgon (1813–1888), E. H. A. Scrivener (1813–1891), Edward Miller (1825–1901), and Edward F. Hills (1912–1981). The King James version Onlyist love to uses these men's tired arguments in their defense of the corrupt Textus Receptus and the King James Version. Hills' work The King James Version Defended is used to have... Continue Reading →
Even though many textual scholars credited the Aland’s The Text of the New Testament with their description of the text as “free,” that was not the entire position of the Alands. They did describe different texts’ styles, such as “at least normal,” “normal,” “free,” and “strict,” seemingly to gauge or weigh the textual faithfulness of each... Continue Reading →
B. F. Westcott and F. J. A. Hort believed that they had established the original text with their New Testament in the Original Greek (1881). They write, “This edition is an attempt to present exactly the original words of the New Testament, so far as they can be determined from surviving documents.” We notice that Westcott and Hort qualified... Continue Reading →