From: Mark Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 12 2000 - 11:21:23 EDT
>On p.554 in Metzger's "A Textual Commentary on the Greek NT," dealing
>with Col.1:14, the following statement is made: "The Textus Receptus,
>following several secondary witnesses, interpolates from Eph. 1:7.... "
>What is meant by "secondary witnesses," and to what documents is he
>referring? Are any of these witnesses Greek manuscripts?
"Secondary witnesses" would refer to:
1. Quotes by Church Fathers
2. Early Translations (not the underlying MSS)
3. Early Lectionaries
Essentially, any "indirect" reference to the actual, "primary" MSS.
By definition, Greek manuscripts (biblical ones) are not
"secondary." So, No.
That's how I understand the term,
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