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What is the Byzantine Text?

The New Testament is translated from Greek. Editions of the Greek New Testament are prepared from manuscripts, which were copied by hand and do not always agree. Manuscripts are grouped into families or texts based on their shared readings. The Byzantine Text is a family that contains 90%+ of all Greek New Testament manuscripts.

This website includes options for reading and listening to the Byzantine Text. Learn more through articles and books, or read various Greek editions for yourself.

Why use the Byzantine Text?

Dr. Maurice Robinson, the most respected living proponent of the Byzantine priority theory, summarized the case for Byzantine Priority in this appendix to the Robinson-Pierpont 2005 edition.