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Moeris and the Textual Tradition of the Greek New Testament

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Professor Kilpatrick has drawn our attention on more than one occasion to the relevance of Atticism as a reason for scribal emendation of the NT text especially in the period before 200 A.D. In a major article in the Schmid Festschrift of 1963 he set down evidence that scribes influenced by Atticist grammarians and lexicographers made stylistic alterations to the largely Koine Greek of the NT text in order to make it conform to Attic standards. Second-century scribes were the educated men of their day and would therefore obviously be aware of and alert to the standards of Greek declared imitable by contemporary lexicographers and stylists. In his article in the 1963 Schmid Festschrift, Kilpatrick examined a couple of Moeris' statements in the light of the NT text. The author examines some of the statements of Phrynichus in his Ecloga in relation to the NT textual tradition.

Keywords: Ecloga; George Kilpatrick; Koine Greek; lexicographers; Moeris; NT textual tradition; Phrynichus; Schmid Festschrift; Textual Tradition

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