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Metzger: A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament

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The second edition of this companion to the Greek New Testament discusses textual variations based on the critical apparatus. It contains a thorough explanation of each textual decision that appears in UBS4. It was especially designed for translators who have not received formal training in textual criticism. It enables them, and other people interested in the initial text of the Greek New Testament, to discover more easily the reasons that certain variant readings in the NT are more likely to be original than others. An easy-to-read introduction provides a brief overview of textual criticism, including explanations of key terms, a history of the text, and methods that are used by scholars to arrive at their conclusions.

From the Introduction
“Most commentaries on the Bible seek to explain the meaning of words, phrases, and ideas of the scriptural text in their nearer and wider context; a textual commentary, however, is concerned with the prior question, What is the original text of the passage? That such a question must be asked – and answered! – before one explains the meaning of the text arises from two circumstances: (a) none of the original documents of the Bible is extant today, and (b) the existing copies differ from one another.”

A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (2nd Edition)
A Companion Volume to the United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament (4th Revised Edition)
• Author: Bruce M. Metzger
• Publisher: German Bible Society (1994)

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March 20, 2014  |  2:34 PM  |  Okay (3)
To be honest this sale is great and all. But accordance products are so overpriced to begin with that its not that much of a sale. This commentary can be bought on amazon for 24$ hardcopy so its original price at 35 is too high. I wish that accordance prices would be much more competitive.
November 22, 2011  |  9:12 PM  |  Good (4)
The main purpose (and real value) of this volume is to explain the reasoning of the committee that edits the GNT. It obviously doesn't address every decision, but it does cover the major variants. As an extra plus, it includes the A-D grading system that rates the surety of the decided reading, which is most helpful for people that don't have a textual apparatus. This volume nicely complements the Comfort text commentary, though I think that book provides a more helpful range of information and is probably the one I would choose if you could only get one.