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The Divine Commentary Intent on The Book of Daniel - Start (28.2.11)

And I hear the Lord Jesus saying to His scribe, 

          “I have now asked you to prepare My book of Daniel with its chapters and its verses so I may express its culture in the culture of today. 

                      For I would make it clear for My disciples of today in the tongue of today. 

                                 So may understanding arrive at the doorstep of man,
                                            there for him to gather in his arms:
                                            to carry into his family and home.

                                                       The word of God is not for the filling of the shelf, but for the filling of the life.”


His scribe

Hamilton, NZ  

2.38 –  2.56 pm Monday, 28th February 2011


The Blue Letter Bible is acknowledged with gratitude for its practical assistance with NKJV Text entry.


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NKJV: What does NU-Text and M-Text mean in the footnotes?


For example, see Matthew 1:7.

       Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa[1]. 

[1] NU-Text reads Asaph.


The following is quoted from the front matter of the New King James Version.


       New King James Footnotes Important textual variants in the Old Testament are identified in a standard form. The textual notes in the present edition of the New Testament make no evaluation of readings, but do clearly indicate the manuscript sources of readings. They objectively present the facts without such tendentious remarks as "the best manuscripts omit" or "the most reliable manuscripts read." Such notes are value judgments that differ according to varying viewpoints on the text. By giving a clearly defined set of variants the New King James Version benefits readers of all textual persuasions. Where significant variations occur in the New Testament Greek manuscripts, textual notes are classified as follows:


       1. NU-Text These variations from the traditional text generally represent the Alexandrian or Egyptian type of text described previously in "The New Testament Text." They are found in the Critical Text published in the twenty-seventh edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament (N) and in the United Bible Societies fourth edition (U), hence the acronym, "NU-Text."

       2. M-Text This symbol indicates points of variation in the Majority Text from the traditional text, as also previously discussed in "The New Testament Text." It should be noted that M stands for whatever reading is printed in the published Greek New Testament According to the Majority Text, whether supported by overwhelming, strong, or only a divided majority textual tradition. 


       The textual notes reflect the scholarship of the past 150 years and will assist the reader to observe the variations between the different manuscript traditions of the New Testament. Such information is generally not available in English translations of the New Testament.


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