Re: Accents in ancient manuscripts

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Sat Jun 20 1998 - 09:34:55 EDT

At 05:30 PM 6/19/98 +1000, you wrote:
>Can somebody answer this for me: Were accents (and/or breathings) part
>of the original manuscripts?


>They're in my greek bible, and some
>variants have slightly different accents to others; but when I've seen
>the odd photocopy of an ancient manuscript, it is in capitals
>(=uncials???) and has no visible accents.

Right. The accents are aids to the reader.

>So are they in the original - or not? And if not, why bother learning

Because they help in word pronunciation- though now you have to decide if
you want to be an erasmian!

>Tim (a newish student of exegesis...)

Jim West, ThD
Pastor, Petros Baptist Church
Adjunct Professor of Bible,
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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