Re: John 7:8 OUPW

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Wed Mar 08 2000 - 07:29:51 EST

At 6:42 AM -0500 3/8/00, Theodore H Mann wrote:
>I wonder why UBS, NA and various current translations exclude OUPW from
>this verse. (NIV includes it, and others footnote it.) UBS only gives
>OUK a "C" rating, and there seems to be a lot of manuscript support for
>OUPW, although I guess some of the more criticial manuscripts exclude it.
> To this amateur it seems as though it's inclusion is reasonable,
>especially since it eliminates all the fancy footwork exegetes must
>employ to keep Jesus from misleading his disciples.

Perhaps I'm missing something. I find OUPW in my copy of UBS3, and I don't
think there's been any change in the text itself of UBS4.


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