the original text

Discussion in 'Translations and Manuscripts' started by Eoghan, Sep 10, 2009.

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  1. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Junior

    I have been using the term "textus recepticus", to mean the original greek (NT) or hebrew (OT) documents. Wrongly as it turns out.

    Is there a term for the original texts? One I can use correctly
  2. Prufrock

    Prufrock Arbitrary Moderation

    If by originals, you mean the very manuscripts written on by the apostles, then the term is autographs.

    If by originals you simply mean the original language texts which have been passed down to us, the term is apographs (these also are referred to as the originals by our confession).
  3. Jimmy the Greek

    Jimmy the Greek Puritan Board Senior

    Yes, autographs. In discussing inerrancy for example, it is often pointed out that only the autographs are truly inerrant.
  4. Archlute

    Archlute Puritan Board Senior

    If you want to sound really spiffy you can call them the autographa, and pronounce it aw-TAW-gra-fa.
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