Re: UBS4 vs NA27 vs UBS3

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Fri Feb 19 1999 - 03:24:18 EST

At 05:53 PM 2/19/99 +1100, you wrote:
>If you were buying a Greek NT today, which would you buy? What would you
>recommend for a beginner?

NA 27.

>I have a UBS3 and am perfectly happy with it. My first one fell apart at
>college, but my wife's one has lasted 20 years. Both were free, because the
>Australian Bible Society used to give a copy to theological students doing
>Greek [got a Tenach free too in First Year Hebrew]. Wonder if they still do?

How nice. Here in the States you have to buy everything yourself!

>I don't like the UBS4 italic font, and I haven't yet met anyone who does. Is
>an NA27 viable for a beginner? I can't make head or tail of the apparatus,
>though I guess I could work slowly through the introduction and take my dear
>dad's advice [If all else fails, read the directions].

There ya go!

>From looking at one last night, it would not seem to give any evaluation in
>the apparatus. Am I right or just myopic? [Actually I am biopic, and I still
>hate bifocals!]

Its ok- age hits all of us. The apparatus is, in fact, explained thoroughly
in the introduction. Also, a good course on Textual Criticism will make it
all clear.




Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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