5501Re: Dean John Burgon's collection of citations
- Feb 3 11:34 PM
> Steven AveryThat's correct. Burgon did not hold a blind allegiance to the Textus Receptus. He admitted that the Textus Receptus needed correction for it was by no means perfect. However, he did state that the Textus Receptus was a better text than that of Lachmann, Tischendorf and Tregelles. (J. W. Burgon, The Revision Revised, London: John Murray, 1883, 21 n. 2).
> Even today on many verses Dean John Burgon is often the best starting
> point in correcting the many errors in the apparatuses.
> Technically John Burgon was not exactly a TR defender. Although he
> actually attacked no major verses (the quote re: Griesbach about the
> heavenly witnesses has more of a "turnabout" feel) in the Textus
> Receptus and has a quote that no major verses are wrong, Dean Burgon
> clearly had some verses where he felt the TR could be "corrected" and
> did talk about the possibility of such a revision sometime in time and space.
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