A Thorough Review
In this 13-minute video, Bill Mounce—president of BiblicalTraining.org and New Testament scholar—offers a thorough review of The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge.
In the video, he commends the edition, recommending it for reading, preaching, and teaching, noting that the thicker paper is ideal for note-taking with a decreased chance of ink bleed-through. Of the edition’s physical features he says:
It’s so readable. It cries out to be read. The paper, the font, the letting are all saying ‘Just sit down and read some Greek with me today.’
Mounce then notes how the edition is unique in how it gives primary weight to the oldest manuscripts.
We all know in text-critical circles that those manuscripts are, by default, more accurate. They’re closer to the events. There has been less time for them to be changed.
In light of this, many scribal tendencies have been preserved in this edition. For example, Mounce notes that some scribes tended to harmonize more than others. Punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling were left as they were in the original, rather than being standardized.
This reader’s edition of the Greek New Testament text combines the new Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge with running glosses of words occurring fewer than 25 times in the New Testament.
Mounce then sets The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge alongside the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament, comparing how each edition renders a few passages in 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus and noting specific differences in capitalization, punctuation and accents, spelling, and grammar.
He concludes with a comment about how the Tyndale edition makes note of the interpretations of the Nestle-Aland edition in the apparatus and says:
For my daily reading and study of Greek, I really like this. Where it’s different from the Nestle-Aland, I’m going to be able to see in the apparatus, and make my own decision.
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