From: Paul S. Dixon (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 02 1998 - 21:46:19 EST
On Thu, 2 Apr 1998 18:52:53 -0500 "Theodore H. Mann" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I notice that the NRSV and a couple other versions translate the
>beginning of John 10:29 as, "What my Father has given me is greater
>than all else....," rather than the usual, "My Father, who has given
>(them) to Me, is greater than all...." I don't understand the
>rationale behind the NRSV rendering. Will someone be kind enough to
>explain it to me? Many thanks.
The NRSV follows the reading preferred by both the UBS and the NA texts,
that is, the reading supported by B which is also the more difficult
reading (compared say to the Byzantine text and the hOS relative).
We can certainly understand why a scribe would want to change the neuter
relative hO to the masculine hOS.
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