The NKJV Greek English Interlinear New Testament

 

The NKJV Greek English Interlinear New Testament

by  Zane Hodges, Arthur Farstad - Available at Christian Books

 

Hodges and Farstad, 1982. Zane C. Hodges and Arthur L. Farstad, The Greek New Testament According to the Majority Text. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982; 2nd edition 1985.

In this Greek text Hodges and Farstad present the majority readings of the numerous medieval manuscripts (from data provided in von Soden 1913) in a critical edition, with a sparse apparatus of "Byzantine" and "Alexandrian" variants. The readings of Aland et al. 1979 and of an edition of Mill's text (see Mill 1707) are indicated in the margin. A genealogical method is used for the book of Revelation, and so the readings there are not strictly majority readings, but rather early "Byzantine" readings. The "Alexandrian" readings typical of modern critical texts are set aside as products of a deviant manuscript tradition of Egypt. Hodges and Farstad maintain that the majority readings are most likely to be the original readings because the earliest readings would be the most widely distributed and frequently copied, while later deviations would tend to be localized. They spend little time on such general explanations of theory and method in the Introduction; it is understood that Pickering 1977 gives a full exposition of their views. For a similar text, founded on similar principles, see Pierpont and Robinson 1991. The Hodges and Farstad text is reprinted and provided with an interlinear translation in Farstad 1993.