How To Use The Open Bible® ALTERNATE TRANSLATIONS are set in italic type and preceded by the word “Or”; these words are different from those in the text, but they are justified by the original languages.
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The sources of these variant readings are identified by abbreviations listed under “Special Abbreviations”. The notes in the present edition of the New Testament make no evaluation of readings (and so terms such as “better manuscripts” are avoided), but they do clearly indicate the sources of readings that diverge from the traditional text, whether they be from the modern eclectic or “critical” text (NU), which depends heavily upon the Alexandrian type of text, or from the Majority Text (M). ) Thus, a clearly defined statement of the variants, representing all textual persuasions, is provided for the benefit of interested readers.
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