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    Question Text Critical Apparatus

    Some time ago there was a thread on the mailing list on German Bible Societies Complete Text Critical Apparatus for the BHS / NA27.
    At the risk of bringing up another company (which is not my desire) has there been any progress on getting the Apparatus for BW?

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    I agree. There is a reason that the United Bible Societies and the German Bible Society always print the apparatus in their modern editions of the NT: Since they are publishing an eclectic text that has been reconstructed on the basis of today's science of textual criticism, and not the "received text", it is essential that the reader have the apparatus at the bottom of each page so that he can assess the decisions made by the editors. The 135 year old apparatus from Tischendorf, while perhaps of use to the NT scholar, is no substitute for the NA27 apparatus, or the UBS 3/4 apparatus (which differs from that of NA27). If these cannot be included as part of the standard package, they should at least be made available as add-on modules. With BHS, the text is normally that of the Leningrad codex, and the apparatus enables one to evaluate whether the versions (LXX, Syriac, etc.) agree with the MT or might support a different reading. In both cases, however, the reader should be consulting the apparatus frequently.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by swestfall
    I agree. There is a reason that the United Bible Societies and the German Bible Society always print the apparatus in their modern editions of the NT: Since they are publishing an eclectic text that has been reconstructed on the basis of today's science of textual criticism, and not the "received text", it is essential that the reader have the apparatus at the bottom of each page so that he can assess the decisions made by the editors. The 135 year old apparatus from Tischendorf, while perhaps of use to the NT scholar, is no substitute for the NA27 apparatus, or the UBS 3/4 apparatus (which differs from that of NA27). If these cannot be included as part of the standard package, they should at least be made available as add-on modules. With BHS, the text is normally that of the Leningrad codex, and the apparatus enables one to evaluate whether the versions (LXX, Syriac, etc.) agree with the MT or might support a different reading. In both cases, however, the reader should be consulting the apparatus frequently.

    Steve
    BW has tried (as has every other electronic bible publisher) to get them to release the apparatus; they won't budge. The electronic version that the GBS/UBS is working on can be found at http://nestlealand.uni-muenster.de/A...ts+0+start.anv

    It's slowly getting better; but it doesn't hold a candle to BW. Apparently, the apparatus will be available on a CD along with the NA28 when it comes out. Perhaps they'll sell licenses then... I hope so.

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