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Novum Testamentum Graece (Black): Nestle-Aland (Na28) (Institute for New Testament Tx) (Ancient Greek) Imitation Leather – 31 Jan 2014

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  • Imitation Leather: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers; 28th Revised edition edition (31 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161970031X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1619700314
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,278,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Institute for New Testament Textual Research is located at the University of Münster. Their central task is to research the textual history of the New Testament and to reconstruct its Greek initial text on the basis of the entire manuscript tradition, the early translations and patristic citations. Foremost among the results of this research is the ongoing publication of the Editio Critica Maior. The Institute produces several more editions and a variety of tools for NT scholarship, including the concise editions known as the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece and the UBS Greek New Testament.

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By Sunny on 3 Nov. 2014
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Standard Reference Tool for Western Church 13 Feb. 2013
By Timothy Clontz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The Nestle-Aland 27th edition (and United Bible Societies 4th edition) are the same text, with slightly different paragraph and punctuation conventions. The textual apparatus for the United Bible Societies edition is more focused to textual variants of significance to translations, while that of the Nestle-Aland is more focused to variants of significance to establishing the base text. Together they have formed the standard Greek text for the Western Church (i.e. Roman Catholics and Protestants).

Those wanting the standard edition for the Eastern Church should look instead for the Patriarchal text The New Testament: Original Greek (Koine) New Testament (Greek Edition).

This 28th edition of the Nestle-Aland makes about 30 updates to the base text of the Catholic Epistles Novum Testamentum Graecum Editio Critica Maior: Volume !V: Catholic Letters (Parts 1 & 2) (Greek Edition), while simplifying the bracket structure and updating the apparatus with some of the newer manuscript research that was used in the Editio Critica Maior.

These updates represent minor, but useful, changes from the 27th edition.

Those wanting a more thorough discussion of the textual basis for the Greek New Testament should consult Philip W. Comfort's commentary New Testament Text and Translation Commentary. Comfort is more complete in his treatment than Metzger's commentary, with particular emphasis of how textual criticism would benefit from a more manuscript based focus (with particular emphasis on P75).

Finally, those wanting an accurate representation of the Nestle-Aland in English should obtain the Comprehensive New Testament translation and apparatus The Comprehensive New Testament, which includes footnotes for all of the base text differences between the 27th and 28th editions of the Nestle-Aland, and maps the Greek source material to 20 major English translations to indicate where, and why, they differ.

Taken together, the Nestle-Aland, Comfort's commentary, and the Comprehensive New Testament give a well-rounded introduction to the textual foundations of the Church.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Greek New Testament (Nestle-Aland 28th edition) 26 Feb. 2013
By David Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The most serious students of the Greek New Testament may wish to have a variety of editions in their library, but for most of us the choice will boil down to this new edition of the Nestle-Aland text with its rigorous apparatus criticus, or the almost identical UBS fourth edition, which mostly marches lockstep with NA as newer editions are produced and has a slightly less complete apparatus. My first Greek NT was the UBS Third edition, acquired over 30 years ago. But recently I have felt the need for an edition that reflected the most recent critical thought and provided the most complete critical apparatus. I chose the NA 28th over the UBS fourth, and it is the one I recommend to others.

Those who are first-time purchasers of a Greek New Testament may wish to know that prefatory material in this edition is provided in both German and English.
30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
New Treatment of Catholic Letters is Confusing and Incomplete 26 May 2013
By James Wilk - Published on Amazon.com
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As far as I can tell, the text and textual apparatus for everything except the catholic letters is unchanged from the 27th edition. The treatment of the catholic letters has been completely reworked, with changes to the accepted text and a very different way of treating the textual apparatus.

The text of the catholic letters is based upon that of the Editio Critica Maior (ECM). I don't have a problem with this. I've long felt that the NA27/UBS4 had Jude 5 wrong, for example. The NA28 text has the textual variation I have favored based upon my own textual criticism. The problem is that the critical apparatus to the catholic letters is confusing and incomplete. Far fewer manuscripts are listed to support each varia lectio, in many cases, only a single manuscript is cited. This makes it impossible for the reader to do his/her own textual criticism because one cannot properly weigh the evidence in support of the various readings. I am very disappointed in this and feel it's a step backwards. I would have prefered the NA28 to have changed the text based upon the ECM, but to have left the critical apparatus from the NA27 in place.

If you decide to purchase NA28, don't discard your NA27; you'll need it for the textual apparatus.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Enjoying Nestle Aland Greek New Testament 21 Aug. 2013
By mahlon smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As a pastor I value studying God's word in the original languages. The NA 28 has been a pleasure for me to study and use since purchasing it. In comparison to the NA 27, I found the introductory sections on how to use the critical notes much easier to understand. To me the most practical and useful tools are the massive amounts of cross references, the full text of variants in the apparatus and the one appendix that features allusions to the Old Testament. In having studied the 25th, 26th & 27th editions, the font of the Greek in the NA 28 is by far the easiest to look at over long periods of time. Overall the NA 28 has exceeded my expectations. I'm certain that it will be used greatly by God to extend the boundaries of His kingdom.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Thanks for Nestle-Aland--the fruit of their labors is beautifully displayed in this 28th Edition 16 Nov. 2013
By TOUDOLOUAUTOU - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a tool only for those who like study an ancient language that brings the reader closer to God. At least that's the idea. But the historicity in this collection of manuscripts is quite revealing. Any believer would be blessed if they would take the time to learn Koine Greek. This is a tool for the committed student of the Bible.
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