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Greek New Testament Aims to be ‘World’s Most Accurate’

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Crossway, Tyndale House (Cambridge), and Cambridge University Press Introduce Greek New Testament 10 Years in the Making

In a significant contribution to biblical scholarship, Crossway has released The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge (Crossway, 2017).

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The Greek New Testament is a fresh critical Greek text that reflects decades of scholarly advances and integrates up-to-date studies in scribal habits, aiming to be the most accurate printing of the New Testament in its earliest well-documented form. The New Testament was originally written in an early form of Greek in the first century.

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Dr. Dirk Jongkind

The Greek New Testament, printed in Greek, was created under the oversight of editors Dr. Dirk Jongkind (@DJngKnd) (St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge) and Dr. Peter Williams (Tyndale House, Cambridge). Jongkind and Williams edited this all-new edition, working with the earliest-possible manuscripts, reexamining spelling and paragraph decisions, and allowing more recent discoveries to inform editorial decisions.

[Read the Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament on Bible Gateway]Dr. Peter Williams

Dane Ortlund, executive vice president of Bible Publishing and Bible Publisher at Crossway, says, “There is nothing more precious than the very words of God in the New Testament, given to us in the teaching of Jesus and the apostles and handed down with meticulous care through the generations and centuries. This edition of The Greek New Testament represents the very best of biblical scholarship and is a critical Greek text that takes us carefully and faithfully into the very words handed down in the earliest years of the church’s existence.”

The Greek New Testament, Cambridge Edition, interior pages; click to enlarge

Published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, The Greek New Testament features

  • readings, including spellings, that are supported by two or more manuscripts from the fifth century or earlier;
  • textual decisions based on a careful weighing of scribal habits evidence;
  • accents, paragraphing, and spellings chosen based on the medieval manuscript tradition; and
  • high-quality paper imported from Austria and printed in Italy.

In partnership with Crossway, Cambridge University Press has also published The Greek New Testament under its own imprint.

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A valuable resource for pastors, professors, students, and others who regularly work with the New Testament in its original language, The Greek New Testament is a groundbreaking Greek translation. Presenting the best approximation of the words written by the New Testament authors, it is sure to be a standard resource for years to come.

About Crossway
Founded in 1938, Crossway is a not-for-profit global Christian publishing ministry that publishes gospel-centered, Bible-centered content, to honor our Savior and serve his Church. Crossway seeks to help people understand the all-encompassing implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word—for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God alone. Crossway is the global publisher of the ESV® (English Standard Version®) Bible, more than 1,000 Christian books, and an extensive list of gospel literature. For additional information visit

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