Re: Majority Text

From: Paul S. Dixon (
Date: Fri Sep 11 1998 - 11:52:54 EDT

On Fri, 11 Sep 1998 10:20:28 -0500 "Carl W. Conrad"
<> writes:
>At 9:54 AM -0500 9/11/98, Martin Gallagher wrote:
>>What is the status/feeling/argument regarding the Majority Text
>>approach as opposed to NA27, UBS4?
>Technically speaking, this is a text-critical question rather than a
>B-Greek question: I say that because I'm sure that B-Greekers won't take
>any unanimous position on this question; it will depend in part on
>they think the testimony of the oldest MSS is more important or whether
>they think the testimony of the majority of MSS is more important, even
>those MSS are mostly relatively recent. Generally speaking, those
>the Majority Text tend to be quite conservative theologically, while
>favoring the NA27/UBS4 text are less conservative or not at all

Carl, I'm not sure your last statement here is correct. Most of the
seminaries I am familiar with (at least a dozen, off the top of my head)
endorse, for the most part, the eclectic text (NA or UBS).

Paul Dixon

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