Bibles, Biblical Studies, Greek, Hebrew

A Handy Guide to Scholarly Editions of the Bible

I received in the mail today, as I’m sure some of you have, a handy guide to the scholarly editions published by the German Bible Society. It’s a guide geared for first-year students, “who might benefit from a basic introduction like this.” There are short write-ups on the BHK, BHS, and BHQ, as well as a short history on the Greek New Testament.

If you’re interested in perusing this handy little guide, you can download the pdf. And, be sure to check out the website, Academic Bible, where you can view the text of these scholarly editions of the bible.

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Greek, New Testament

UBS4 or NA27

It seems that most, if not all, my profs use the NA27 over the UBS4. Personally, I much prefer the UBS4 over the NA27. It has nothing to do with my dislike of working through text-critical issues; rather, I like the typeface of the UBS text (easier to read). What? You thought I’d offer in-depth arguments why I like one better than the other? Nope–it’s all aesthetics!

Which do you prefer?

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