Date: Sun Sep 05 1999 - 18:59:36 EDT
G'day, David ~
Rev. 22:19 is perhaps the most famous example of this phenomena of KJV
renderings in the Apocalypse that are of Latin (rather than Greek) origin.
AFAIRHSEI hO QEOS TO MEROS AUTOU APO TOU BIBLOU THS ZWHS [Erasmus; Stephens,
1550; Elzevir, 1633 ("TR")]
"...God shall take away his part out of the book of life..." (KJV)
This Greek text has no manuscript support. It originated with Erasmus. I
refer specifically to the word BIBLOU in the phrase quoted above. The
reading BIBLOU is Erasmus' translation of the Latin "libro." Either the
Latin manuscript Erasmus translated from had this reading, or Erasmus mistook
"ligno" (tree) for "libro" (book).
It of course should read: AFELEI hO QEOS TO MEROS AUTOU APO TOU XULOU THS
ZWHS [Griesbach; Lachmann; Tischendorf; Tregelles; Alford; Wordsworth;
Westcott-Hort; Scrivener; Nestle (21st Edition); UBS3 (Corrected)] "God will
take away his part from the tree of life."
Also, in the beginning of this phrase in the so-called Textus Receptus,
AFAIRHSEI lacks MSS support. The reading should be AFELEI, as indicated
Hope this helps.
Larry G. Overton
In a message dated 9/5/99 7:38:26 AM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
<< Subj: Re: Rev 11:15 hH BASILEIA / hAI BASILEIAI
Date: 9/5/99 7:38:26 AM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (David McKay)
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I have read that some of the KJV renderings in Revelation come from Latin
rather than Greek manuscripts. Does anyone have access to any information on
I would be interested to know of a KJV rendering or two which illustrate
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