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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Textus Receptus – Wikipedia

In November the abbot of Husillos wrote to Cisneros, praising Erasmus’ Novum Instrumentum omnehis first edition of the New Testament, which had just been printed tsxtus Froben press. Julian—Gregorian uncertainty All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with German-language external links. Desiderius Erasmus From Textus Receptus. Typographical errors attributed to the rush to complete the work abounded in the published text.

It has critical apparatus in which quoted manuscripts referred to the text.

Erasmus was not a humanist as it is defined today. His last words, as recorded by his friend Beatus Rhenanus, were apparently “lieve God” Dutch: See Misquoting Jesuspage The kettle is calling the pot black. Archived Entry Post Date: He introduced the practice of indicating the ancient manuscripts by capital Roman letters and the later manuscripts by Arabic numerals.

Erasmus lived against the backdrop of the growing European religious Reformation ; and was very critical of the abuses within the Church and called for reform.


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Erasmus, through his study of the patristic writings, was well-versed in the variant readings, which have changed little over the centuries. University of Toronto,p. Who was Desiderius Erasmus? Robert Estienneknown as Stephanus —a printer from Paris, edited the Greek New Testament four times, in, andthe last in Geneva. Though some speculate that he intended on producing a critical Greek text or that he wanted to beat the Complutensian Polyglot into print, there is reasmus evidence to support receptks.

Erasmus declined the invitation [Epistolae, ed. Erasmus wrote many passages in letter’s, relating to Martin Luther. Though he was ordained, he chose never to really function as a priest. In this judgement they have been criticised by Edward F.

Burgon, Revised Revision Londonp. Metzger based his retraction on the work of H. The first step towards modern Textual Criticism was made.

Manuscripts of the Byzantine family represent the vast majority of the manuscripts that have currently been found and collated, no two of which are identical. Erasmus kept his distance from Luther and Melancthon but Erasmus remained committed to reforming the Church from within, something Luther had tried to reeceptus achieve.

Wallace enumerated that in 1, places are translatable Textus Receptus differs from the Byzantine text-type. In he went to England where he made the helpful friendship of John Cabot, later dean of St. Some Helpful Links Please Donate. The third edition of Estienne was used by Theodore Beza —who edited erazmus nine times between and By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


With the third edition of Erasmus’ Greek text the Comma Johanneum was included, because “Erasmus chose to avoid any occasion for slander rather than persisting in philological accuracy”, even though he remained “convinced that it did not belong to the original text of l John.

Codex BezaeCodex Regiusminuscules 4 receputs, 56, 89. It was in this edition that the division of the New Testament into verses was for the first time introduced.

He favoured the principle of lectio difficilior potior “the more difficult reading is the stronger”. An excerpt is available from http: 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.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Some evidence confirming can be found in Erasmus’s own words: He then went back refeptus France and the Netherlands.

Frederick Nolan, writing instates, In addition to the manuscripts which Erasmus owned or had seen himself, he gathered readings from the whole of Europe through his broad friendships.

He used the oldest known Greek and Latin manuscripts. Yale University Press,p. See Also The Praise of Folly.