Re: Is Maj. Text easier to read?

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Fri Sep 11 1998 - 18:51:00 EDT

At 10:27 PM 9/11/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I know I am a child here, just a struggling little Greek. But I have found the
>Majority Text easier to read. The word order is more comfortable, and it
>seems less elliptic. (I am only speaking of the first few chapters of John.)
>Anyone else notice this?
>William Boyd

This is perhaps the key indicator of its lateness and inferiority- because
one of the primary rules of text criticism is "the more difficult reading is
to be preferred".

(Among other rules, to be sure).



Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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