When the KJV Departs from the Majority Text
Recently, TOP Publications has assisted the Dean Burgon Society in publishing When the KJV Departs From the 'Majority' Text. This is a book by the noted author and manuscript scholar, Dr. J. A. Moorman. Dr. D. A. Waite, Th. D., Ph. D., wrote:
The Reason For His Book: Prior to the 1980's when Hodges and Farstad published their edition of their so-called Greek 'Majority' Text, this was the name which had been given to the Greek Textus Receptus which underlies the King James Bible. Dr. Moorman has given needed clarification to this important matter.
The Goal Of This Book: One of the goals of this volume is to present the Biblical arguments for God's promise of verbal, plenary, preservation of His Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Words and His fulfillment of that promise. In addition, two 'Majority' Texts are examined. Von Soden's defective work is disclosed, over 90 pages of manuscript digest is listed, and 1 John 5:7-8 is established.
The Name of This Book: The title of the book is "When the KJV Departs From the 'Majority' Text." The c. 414 manuscripts used for proof are not a 'majority' of the over 5,555 manuscripts in existence today. Of the 1,800 MT differences with the TR, about 1/3rd depart from the wording of the KJV.
The Usefulness of This Book: This book should prove useful to one who seeks to find this specific differences between the MT and the TR as well as to find the manuscripts' authority for the Words underlying the King James Bible. The five pages of "Index of Words and Phrases" helps greatly.
Paperback; 153 pages