Publisher: Mark Vedder
Publication Date: March 09, 2017
Binding: Kobo eBook
Panin is considered by many to be the father of biblical numerics and his work has intrigued scholar and layman alike since its inception, and remains, whether one agrees with his numeric methodology or not, one of the most accurate New Testament critical texts available. This is both a historic treasure and a unique practical reference.
The Numeric Greek New Testament was first “Printed Privately for the Editor” in 1934, titled The New Testament in the Original Greek. Ivan Panin personally traveled to the Oxford University Press and set the typesetting by hand. It includes an Introduction in 37 sections that gives the reader a glimpse into the intricate world of Numerics. In the companion to this text, Panin’s Greek and English Parallel New Testament, which has both this Greek critical text and Panin’s English translation side-by-side, the formatting is matched to that of his 1914 English translation and its 1936 revision. In this edition the formatting follows his 1934 Greek text, which is a bit more condensed; see Panin’s explanation in § 26 of the Introduction. Also, his corrigneda (corrections) listed in the 1966 printing have been implemented in this edition, and the Greek letter accentuations are somewhat more abbreviated in this edition than Panin’s. The books are placed in the order found in standard Bibles rather than Panin’s order, which is listed below. Other than these slight changes, this edition remains as faithful as possible to Ivan Panin’s masterpiece, including the many formatting quirks and archaic forms, to accurately preserve both the spirit and form of Panin’s work.