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  • Greek NT edition commended for pastors, others

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (10 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A new edition of the Greek New Testament, biblical scholars say, may help pastors and other Bible students gain new insight on the way early manuscripts rendered Scripture.

    Released Nov. 15 by Crossway, the Tyndale House Greek New Testament (THGNT) aligns with the wording of previous Greek New Testament editions more than 90 percent of the time. But it utilizes unique spellings, book order and methods of indicating paragraph breaks that mirror the earliest available manuscripts and depart from the rendering of other modern editions. Read More

  • Greek refresher said to make sermons 'exciting'

    by Benjamin Hawkins, posted Monday, February 20, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by David Roach
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Especially in this information age, pastors and other seminary graduates have no excuse for letting their grasp of New Testament Greek slip away, say Greek scholars at multiple Southern Baptist Convention seminaries.

    Having a firm grasp of New Testament Greek was the emphasis of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's Jan. 13-14 Alumni Academy. And it also has been a theme of publications by professors at other Southern Baptist Convention seminaries.

    "It's never been easier to both maintain and to grow in your Greek skills," Robert ... Read More

  • Erasmus' Greek NT changed history 500 years ago

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 08, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- A conference and museum exhibit at Houston Baptist University helped mark the 500th anniversary of a Greek New Testament edition the exhibit's curator said "spurred the Reformation" and "continues to be important" for biblical studies.

    On March 1, 1516, a Dutch priest named Desiderius Erasmus published the Greek New Testament's first ever "critical edition" -- a version that drew from all available Greek manuscripts to compile a text with wording as close as possible to that of the original inspired authors. That work, which went through four revisions, was the first published Greek text available to the public. It is credited with changing Bible translation, preaching and even the course of church history. Read More

  • A.T. Robertson & his 'monumental achievement'

    by S. Craig Sanders, posted Monday, September 22, 2014 (3 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- On the afternoon of Sept. 24, 1934, A.T. Robertson pondered over a difficult text in his Greek New Testament. Leaving a mark on Matthew 6:11, Robertson walked out of his office in Norton Hall at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to teach his Greek class. Read More