Gerrit Gerritzoon, later known as Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (October 28, , Rotterdam – July 12, Basel) was a was a Dutch. Answer: The Textus Receptus (Latin for “Received Text”) is a Greek New Testament Working with all the speed he could, Erasmus did not even transcribe the. Textus Receptus, or “Received Text,” (abbreviated TR) is the name we use for A part of page of Erasmus’s Greek Testament, the first “Textus Receptus.”.

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Desiderius Erasmus

He suggested to Cisneros that he employ Erasmus to work on the Complutensian Polyglot project:. These are now generally thought to represent a less original text than the Alexandrian text-type, but were the predominant text-type available to Erasmus.

For example, the texts created by Aldus in and Colinaeus in Some evidence confirming can be found in Erasmus’s own words: These people need to be clearer when speaking about historical figures as most hearers will assume that Erasmus was a secular humanist. University of Toronto Press,20—21, as quoted in William W.

Paul’s, who quickened his interest in biblical studies. Desiderius Erasmus was born in Holland on 28 October in the late s.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Hextus Jensen, in his Recetpus Europe, defines Christian humanism as “emphasizing historical study and a ‘return to sources,’ meaning the Bible. My wife and I have been utilizing the ESV and we both love it. Erasmus kept his distance from Luther and Melancthon but Erasmus remained committed to reforming the Church from within, something Luther had tried to also achieve.


Bengel divided manuscripts into families and subfamilies.

He was an ardent advocate of the supremacy of the Textus Receptus over all other editions of the Greek New Testament, and he argued that the first editors of the printed Greek New Testament intentionally selected the texts they did because of their superiority and disregarded other texts, which represented other text-types because of their inferiority. An excerpt is available from http: Hills was the first textual critic to defend Textus Receptus.

Bart Ehrman, however, says the entire work was completed by Some Helpful Links Please Donate. The theory that Erasmus had begun work on a translation before was, however, at odds with his own testimony, for he consistently claimed that the idea of adding a translation to his New Testament edition occurred to him only when the project was already well advanced.

Metzger justifies his retraction on the basis of advances in research in the last quarter of erasmjs century. Others, such as Wikipediasay he used the 3 rd edition.

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Over time, this term has been retroactively applied to Erasmus’ editions, as his work served as the basis of the others. The scribe simply omitted the entire section. Dean Burgonone of the main supporters of the Textus Receptus, declared that the Textus Receptus needs correction. Abraham is the son of Matthieu. In his Novum Testamentum Graecum, cum lectionibus variantibus MSS Oxford he reprinted the unchanged text of the Editio Regiabut in the index he enumerated 30, textual variants.


The preface reads, Textum ergo habes, nunc ab omnibus receptum: Metzger based his retraction on the work of H.

Hills argues that the principle of providentially preserved transmission guarantees that the printed Textus Receptus must be the closest text to the Greek autographs; and consequently he rejects readings in the Byzantine Majority Text where these are not maintained in the Textus Receptus.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: In polemics against Edward Lee, Johannes Sutor, and Frans Titelmans, Erasmus declared that the plan was conceived by friends when the publication was rexeptus in progress.

The Textus Receptus

Erasmus suggested that he had consulted many manuscripts Cambridge History of the Bible, vol. We have been able to ascertain that Erasmus had access to at least the following manuscripts key: See Also The Praise of Folly. He worked for over twelve years on the text itself. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.