Strength to Strength welcomed Adam Boyd to explore the different manuscript families of the Greek New Testament and to present the case for why the text preserved in the vast majorities of manuscripts is to be preferred.
It is apparent that something is amiss. In Matthew 6:13 the King James Version concludes the Lord’s prayer with the words, “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” However, most modern English translations like the ESV and NIV exclude these words from the Lord’s prayer. Why do some translations include these words while others do not?
Which is right, and why does it matter? Join Adam as he addresses these and other related questions about the text of the Greek New Testament.
An interactive question-and-answer period will follow.
Adam Boyd lives in Papua New Guinea with his wife Martha and their three children. Adam has been serving as a Bible translator advisor with the Enga people since 2012, working with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Adam earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University and his Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. In 2016 he began learning about Kingdom Christianity and the teachings of the early church. Since that time he and his family have been going through the long process of learning how to apply those teachings and adapt their lives accordingly.
Adam Boyd has recently translated the Byzantine Majority text into English. His translation is called the Byzantine Text Version and is available in three separate editions.
- The first edition is called The Text-Critical English New Testament: Byzantine Text Version. It documents variants from eleven editions of the Greek New Testament.
- The second edition is called The New Testament: Byzantine Text Version. It documents variants only when the Byzantine Majority text is split. It also includes reference notes for Old Testament quotations.
- The third edition is called The New Testament: Byzantine Text Version Reader’s Edition. It presents the text without chapter numbers, verse numbers, footnotes, or references.
In addition, Adam has prepared three editions of the Greek New Testament: The Text-Critical Greek New Testament: Byzantine Text, Greek-English New Testament: Byzantine Text, and The Greek New Testament: Byzantine Text. All these editions are listed at the lowest possible prices and are also available for free download at archive.org.
This presentation is part of a series called “Sacred Writings.” Be sure to follow the entire series:
- Talk 1 – “Sacred Writings: The Revelation of Jesus Christ” by Greg Weaver
- Talk 2 – “Sacred Writings: The Bible Jesus Read” by Chuck Pike
- Talk 3 – “Sacred Writings: Preserved or Reconstructed? The Nature of the Greek New Testament” by Adam Boyd (this presentation)
- Talk 4 – “Sacred Writings: The Deuterocanonicals: Your Friend or Foe?” by David Bercot
- Talk 5 – “Sacred Writings: Biblical Languages Can Live Again!” by Finny Kuruvilla
- Talk 6 – “Sacred Writings: Living the Message” by Stephen Russell
- Talk 7 – “Sacred Writings: A Meal That Makes You Hungrier” by Chuck Pike
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