Scrivener's Greek Text

From: Edward Hobbs (
Date: Thu Oct 12 1995 - 14:12:07 EDT

There seems to be some confusion about what Scrivener published. I own
a copy of the original printing of his text, 1881 (simultaneously with
Westcott and Hort's text). It is:
        _The NEW TESTAMENT in the Original Greek, according to the Text
followed in the Authorized Version, together with the Variations adopted
in the Rvised Version_.
        In fact, it is Beza's edition of the textus receptus, printed
oddly: The readings adopted by the (English company) revisers are at the
bottom of each page, while the readings IN THE TEXT which were displaced
by the readings adopted by the Revisers are printed in boldface type.
He then gives an Appendix which lists the passages where the 1611 translators
did NOT follow Beza's text but instead translated readings from previous
editions of the TR (total number: 190 readings)--pp. 648-656.
        Scrivener himself shifted from a pro-TR position, gradually, to
the point where he basically affirmed the text adopted by the Revisers
of 1881 (i.e, basicallyin the text of Westcott and Hort).
of 1881 (i.e, basicallyin the text of Westcott and Hort).

Edward Hobbs

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