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The Greek New Testament According to the Majority Text with Apparatus: Second Edition (English and Greek Edition) Hardcover – January 1, 1985

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Text: English, Greek

About the Author

Zane C. Hodges received his BA degree from Wheaton College and his ThM degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He taught New Testament Greek and exegesis at Dallas Theological Seminary for 27 years until 1987 and served as the Chairman of the New Testament Department. Zane also served in the pastoral ministry at Victor Street Bible Chapel in Dallas, where he ministered for over forty years.



Arthur L. Farstad served as the Executive Editor of the New King James translation of the Bible. Dr. Farstad was a well-respected Greek scholar and theologian having taught at Dallas Theological Seminary in Greek studies. In addition to the NKJV, he served at consulting editor for the New Scofield Study Bible and co-editor of The New Greek Testament According to the Majority Text and served as Editor for the Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society. Dr. Farstad went to be with our Lord in 1998.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 810 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 2nd edition (January 1, 1985)
  • Language: English, Greek
  • ISBN-10: 0840749635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0840749635
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Format: Hardcover
When I began to study New Testament Greek, I of course needed a good Greek New Testament. The majority text edition not only provided a durable hard cover, a great introduction, the text, and two sets of apparatus to indicate all of the variant readings, but it also had a key feature that helped me to choose it over the other available options - the book names and chapter subtitles (such as "The Rich Young Ruler", etc.) are rendered in English. This feature makes it much faster to to locate specific passages and it increases comprehension. There is no interlinear or sidebar translation, so the reader must still produce his own translation, which is what you want if you are a student. But since getting to the right place can be half the battle, this edition is a great time saver.
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I own the second edition of this book, which is apparently currently out of print. I am hoping that a new edition is the works, and so thought I would give a review. This book is a real boon to New Testament scholarship. It is a revival of scholarly lines of thinking that have lost popularity in the last centuries. Since time immemorial, the method of finding out whether a particular Greek manuscript contained an accurate rendering of the originals written by the apostles and their associates was to compare it against the majority of available Greek manuscripts (called 'witnesses' because they testify to what the original might have been). If you have a manuscript that said that Jesus walked on honey and a thousand others that said that he walked on water, then your manuscript is incorrect. The reason for this thinking is two-fold. First, on a mundane level, good quality manuscripts will tend to be used as sources for others, while bad quality manuscripts tend to get thrown by the wayside. The second, spiritual reasoning, is that God providentially preserves his written Word, so God will protect good manuscripts and cause them to be copied reliably. God will let the bad manuscripts fall into obscurity. So this was the thinking of the midieval and reformation scholars. This thinking also created the famous "Textus Receptus" which was used as a basis for the New Testament of the King James Version.
In the last century, European scholarship began to apply critical thinking to how manuscripts were transmitted and came up with some new ideas. They thought completely from a humanistic standpoint, that is, they didn't consider God's role in preservation of scripture at all.
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For those interested in textual criticism and wanting a different perspective from the Metzger-Aland paradigm, this volume is a good start. While individual MSS are not cited, one can still gain a plethora of information from the textual apparatus, which gives comparisons in regards to the various subgroups of M, the Critcal Text (Nestle-Aland/UBS), the TR, and the Coptic (Alexandrian) witnesses.
Areas for improvement: The critical apparati could use some cosmetic changes to facilitate easier reading. Of added benefit might be an appendix indicating all of the singular readings of the various cited witnesses, and perhaps adding citations from ALL uncials 6th century and before.
The stemmatic reconstruction of Revelation is intriguing, but the benefit to it may be further enhanced by including an appendix of where HF's Revelation disagrees with Robinson-Pierpont.
A very economically priced volume and very portable.
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I learned an eclectic approach to textual criticism at Dallas Seminary. Then, during my doctoral work, I learned about the Majority Text position and became convinced it is correct.
Whether one agrees with the Majority Text theory or not, this is an extremely well laid out Greek New Testament. It is easy to read. The textual apparatus is easy to follow. The fact that it is hardback makes it more durable than UBS or NA.
I highly recommend this book.
Bob Wilkin, Ph.D. Author of
Confident in Christ: Living by Faith Really Works
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I have long believed the Majority Text (MT) to be superior to the Critical Text (CT, i.e., the NA/ UBS text) and even to the Textus Receptus (TR). My first introduction to the MT was via the textual footnotes in the NKJV. These reference the first edition of Hodges and Farstad's Majority Text. I discuss in detail my reasons for preferring the MT to the CT and TR in my book Differences Between Bible Versions.

That said, this book is a quality volume. The print style is very readable, and the textual footnotes are helpful for study in this regard. The accompanying "NKJV Interlinear" (now titled Majority Text Greek New Testament Interlinear) is also a very helpful volume.

However, I prefer Robison & Pierpont's MT (The New Testament in the Original Greek) to H&F's MT. Having studied their differing methodologies, I believe that R&P's is even more accurate. However, it should be noted that the differences between these two texts are minimal. In fact, I used R&P's for translating my Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament: Third Edition (ALT), but I also referred to H&F's text at times and to the NKJV Interlinear in my translation work and for the textual variants chapter in my Companion Volume to the Analytical-Literal Translation: Third Edition.

So H&F's text is a good volume for translation work, but R&P's text is even better.
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