This chapter is a first draught. All of Acts will be refined when I have the time.
I have completed and uploaded a PDF of my translation of the Gospel of Luke from the Robinson-Pierpont Byzantine majority text. It alternates verse by verse between the Greek text and the English text.
The Greek text is exactly as it was in the file sent to me by Dr. Robinson. The footnotes are the same as in my eclectice edition, just with the “text” reading switched to the RP reading listed first.
New Upload Byzantine General Epistles
I have uploaded a new PDF document, containing the General Epistles of the New Testament. It has the Robinson-Pierpont 2017 Byzantine Majority Text alternating verse by verse with my new English translation. PDF 3.5 MB, 530 footnotes.
The footnotes contain not only translator’s notes, but extensive notes covering the Greek manuscript variants, including the readings of the following seven (7) Greek New Testament editions: the Textus Receptus, Scrivener 1894 Ed.; Antoniades 1904; Byzantine Greek New Testament (Wilbur Pickering’s Family 35 text); the NA28; the SBL; the Robinson-Pierpont 2017, and the Tyndale House Greek New Testament (2017). Shown in this post is a screen capture of one of the footnotes.
This document has replaced the individual PDF files of those books James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude that had the Robinson-Pierpont Greek text with them.
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This website was down for a couple weeks, because I had exceeded allowable usage in my hosting package. This was caused by a malicious attack from a company in Russia and Vermont, USA. I have subsequently upgraded my hosting package and added security features, so hopefully this will not happen again.
During the same week my website went down, after a week gone truck driving, I came home to find that my ground floor apartment had been flooded for 4 days. Some expensive books got damaged, including my Editio Critica Maior volumes. My unabridged Oxford English Dictionary is a total loss, as it is full of mold spores and the pages are stuck together. This is that two-volume dictionary that comes with a magnifying glass because the print is so small.
Printed Editions of David Robert Palmer books.
My translations are now being published in print form, book by book. You will still be able to freely download PDFs of them from this site, and copy and paste from them, and quote them. But I have granted a publisher the excusive copyright to print them, and publish them on Amazon and in book fairs and in book stores.
Unfortunately, someone is publishing on Amazon already under the name David Robert Palmer, just a King James Version. I doubt the person’s name is really David Robert Palmer, but there you go. So, mine are under David R. Palmer; which is also a problem since there is a science fiction writer by that name also selling on Amazon.
Thus far, four books are available in print on Amazon:
The Gospel according to Matthew, alternating verse by verse between Greek and my English translation.
The Gospel according to Mark, alternating verse by verse between Greek and my English translation.
The Gospel according to John, alternating verse by verse with my English translation.
NEW: The General Epistles, English Bible verses translated from and alternating with the Robinson-Pierpont Greek text of all the General Epistles, also known as the Catholic Epistles. This includes James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude.
The Apocalypse of John (Revelation), the Textus Receptus (Scrivener) Greek text alternating verse by verse with my English translation.
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Robinson-Pierpont Greek New Testament 2018 edition
I have updated and uploaded my PDF document of the Robinson-Pierpont Byzantine Greek New Testament. The 2017 text was converted to Unicode in Microsoft Word by myself, David Robert Palmer, from CCAT raw text files sent to him by Dr. Maurice A. Robinson. Then DRP has now updated the Nestle-Aland textual variants to the NA28, and in Acts, to the ECM / NA29. All old links to the RP GNT still work, and they do point to this updated edition, since I did not change the file name.
The 2018 edition of the Robinson-Pierpont text has very few, and minor, text changes from the 2005 edition, including one corrected error of reading (based on misinterpretation of Hoskier’s data) at Rev 2:17 (now omits φαγειν) and John 18:11, 32, where a marginal reading has now become the main text and vice versa. Mainly it has updates and corrections in capitalization, accentuation, and punctuation, plus some previously missing iota subscripts. The most significant changes in this 2018 edition is that the variant readings of the Nestle-Aland text are updated to the NA28 in the catholic epistles, and in the Acts of the Apostles, to the ECM (Editio Critica Maior), which changes in Acts will likely be the text of the NA29.
Now available for download by right-clicking here or going to the long list on my translations page: Robinson, Maurice A., and Pierpont, William G.: The New Testament in the Original Greek, Byzantine Textform; PDF, 13 MB. This is a free download of a single pdf. (A stripped down edition without variants or Appendix is available also, a 9 MB pdf.) This Robinson-Pierpont edition of the Greek New Testament attempts to represent the Byzantine text form archetype. This is not the same approach to textual criticism as, for example, the Hodges-Farstad Majority Text approach. Also included in this document is the Appendix, entitled, “The Case for Byzantine Priority” by Maurice A. Robinson, PhD.
I have also uploaded editions of some of my Greek-English documents, but with the Robinson-Pierpont 2018 Greek text, and the English translation thereof. You can download them right here as well. Completed are: Gospel of Luke, Gospel of John, The General Epistles and Revelation.
Download Robinson-Pierpont 2018 NT PDF.
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A couple years ago my father, Tom Palmer, retired after a dedication ceremony of the latest revision of the Hamtai New Testament he did with a Hamtai man named Malcolm Parks. The dedication ceremony made the national news TV program:
Robinson-Pierpont 2017 Greek New Testament in Majuscule / Uncial script
I have created and uploaded an edition of the Robinson-Pierpont 2017 Greek New Testament, Byzantine Textform, in all-majuscule letters (some say uncial letters). This document is available for download in both “.docx” format and in PDF. The PDF is 1.7 MB, 567 pages.
This document was created by David Robert Palmer to be a public domain document, in both “.docx” format and in PDF. The Robinson-Pierpont Greek text is also free to use without permission. For this document, I give you permission to to copy, paste, and / or re-format as you wish. Only except that these documents are “locked” against changes in order to preserve the original formatting, and I ask that you leave them locked. This means that if you want to edit or re-format the Microsoft® Word 2007 “.docx” document of the RP majuscule text, you can do so, but you will have to first “save as” a copy to your hard drive under another file name; in which copy you can then make changes. Proper display of the “.docx” document may require that you install the KoineGreek.ttf font from Alan Bunning; the documents contain a download link for that font on the cover page. This font was chosen because it renders the Greek majuscule / uncial letter Sigma as C, which is what is found in the early Greek New Testament manuscripts. Be advised that the KoineGreek.ttf font renders a regular lower case letter into a capital Greek letter automatically. If you wish to use some other font, you can do that, but you will probably first have to convert the base letters to upper case.
Nomina Sacra are used for the nominative, accusative, genitive, dative and vocative of κυριος, and the nom., acc. gen., dat. of θεος, Ἰησους, χριστος, and πνευμα.. It is possible that when the find/replace operations for these NS were conducted, some other word was accidentally changed which happened to contain these words. This happened with vocative κυριε for example, but I believe I found them all and corrected them.
Download links (free) for the two documents: The PDF of the 2017 RP uncial text. The Microsoft® Word 2007 “.docx” file of the Robinson-Pierpont majuscule text.