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"The Textus Receptus: The 'Received Text' of the New Testament is a comprehensive exploration of one of the most influential and debated texts in the history of biblical scholarship. Delve into the fascinating journey of the Textus Receptus, a Greek manuscript compilation that has left an indelible mark on the translation and interpretation of the New Testament.

In this thought-provoking book, you will embark on a captivating historical voyage, tracing the origins of the Textus Receptus back to the groundbreaking work of Desiderius Erasmus in the 16th century. Discover how Erasmus meticulously pieced together the Greek Testament using available manuscripts, despite their limitations, and how his work set the stage for subsequent editions.

Unveiling the historical context, you will encounter notable figures such as Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and Theodore Beza, who utilized the Textus Receptus as the basis for their influential translations during the Reformation era. Explore the impact of the Textus Receptus on these translations and its lasting influence on the English-speaking world.

Drawing upon a wealth of scholarly research, this book examines the controversies and critiques surrounding the Textus Receptus. Evaluate its strengths and weaknesses, and gain insights into the debates surrounding its accuracy, reliability, and adherence to the original text.

As you journey through the pages, you will explore the development of critical editions and the rise of alternative textual traditions that challenged the prominence of the Textus Receptus. Engage with the evolving field of New Testament textual criticism and the quest for the most accurate representation of the original manuscripts.

With clarity and meticulous research, 'The Textus Receptus: The "Received Text" of the New Testament' invites readers to unravel the historical legacy of this significant text, offering a nuanced perspective on its role in shaping the transmission and interpretation of the New Testament. Ideal for scholars, theologians, and anyone intrigued by the fascinating world of biblical manuscripts and translations, this book sheds light on a pivotal chapter in the history of biblical scholarship."



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (June 15, 2023)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 290 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8398458527
  • Item Weight: ‎ 1.11 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.66 x 9 inches




EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

THE TEXTUS RECEPTUS: The “Received Text” of the New Testament

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