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De ballingschap van de Byzantijnse tekst

J. van Bruggen
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 28, No 3 | a1509 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v28i3.1509 | © 1994 J. van Bruggen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 June 1994 | Published: 11 June 1994

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J. van Bruggen,, South Africa

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For more than a century the Byzantine Text-type has been in exile. Mean­while, endeavours to re-establish the original text of the New Testament have not succeeded. The question thus arises whether it is necessary to keep the banished text silent forever. This article describes the revival of a plea for listening also to the Byzantine Text-type in restoring the ancient text. Arguments against this text in exile are evaluated. Two points in favour of the banished text are introduced: 1. Its readings are nearly always supported by one or more of the other text-types: why should the accom­plices go scot-free? 2. Its readings have more than once the flavour of authenticity: why should we leave innocent readings in exile?


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