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A Brief Insight into the New Testament’s Prototyping

The New Testament of today is described as follows regarding the NA28 GNT: “The intention of this edition lies not in reproducing the “oldest text” presented in the oldest manuscript but in reconstructing the text of the hypothetical master copy from which all manuscripts derive, a text the editors refer to as the initial text.”1 We should therefore understand the New Testament not to be the word of God, but the hypothetical reconstruction of the “word of God”, a prototype, a [ more... ]