In the Bible, what does NU-Text and M-Text mean in the footnotes?

Please describe in simple terms for the uneducated 🙂 I don't understand any of this Alexandrian or Egyptian type of text described previously in "The New Testament Text."

6 Answers

  • NU - stands for Netsle-Aland Greek New Testament /United Bible Society. These are texts based on the oldest, but not the most numerous ancient mɑɲυꜱcripts.

    M - Masoretic Text - Traditional text of the Old Testament. Often compared to the LXX (Septuagint, which is the Greek version of the Old Testament.)

  • The KJV / NKJV is based on the received text, the version where there exist most ancient Greek mɑɲυꜱcripts.

    The NU-Text found in the footnotes represent the text found in Alexandria / Egypt, because this text is considered to be oldest version of the new testament still in existence. However, old does not automatically mean correct. Alexandria is known to be the seat of occult teachings in ancient times. Even in the 1st and 2nd century there were already incorrect versions of Paul's letters in circulation, but the majority of the copies (i.e. the received text) agreed with each other.

  • Nu Text

  • Yes, stick with the text and don't turn to commentary notes for understanding or you can be lead away from the truth.

  • Footnotes are bad. Read the text only

  • Do more research than!!

1 Comment

  1. Thank you very much. This is something that I overlooked and failed to follow through to understand better. You have made it very simple and informative and easy to understand. Again, thank you very very much. I greatly appreciate it.

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