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Change of Publisher

Update June 7, 2022– I have terminated my agreement with my former publisher, Infinity Books of Malta.  I can do myself what he was doing with Amazon, and am working hard on replacing his editions on Amazon.  I will keep you posted on new available printed and Kindle editions on Amazon.
Update June 8, 2022 I have published the Gospel of John, the edition alternating with the Greek text, on Amazon, for print, $11.90, and for Kindle, $2.99.
Update June 16, 2022 I have published the Gospel of Luke, the edition alternating with the Greek text, on Amazon, for print. The price is $711.95.

New: The Gospel according to Luke, Robinson-Pierpont edition, $12.90. Also comes in Kindle version, $0.99.

New Jun 27, 2022: The General Epistles print edition on Amazon, translated from the Robinson-Pierpont Majority text, alternating verse by verse between the Greek text and a new English translation.

New TC Footnotes in Mark

I had been working at my job 6 1/2 days per week, and not working on my translations. I was very frustrated and upset about this. Then I came down with hepatitis A, and had to lie in bed for 5 weeks, and I quit my job. I lost 50 pounds body weight.

Now that I am recovering, I have been working on making a Robinson-Pierpont edition of the gospel of Mark. In the process, I have added over a half dozen new TC (textual criticism) footnotes to Mark chapters 5 and 6. You can download a new edition of Mark here.

Printed Edition of Luke

You can now purchase a printed edition of my translation of the Gospel of Luke, with the Greek text alternating verse by verse with my English translation. It is available on Amazon for $11.95.
Update June 16, I have published a new improved edition of Luke Robinson-Pierpont on Amazon.  It is priced at $12.90, the lowest Amazon would allow for the expanded distribution plan.  This one also comes in a Kindle edition. $0.99

New Upload RP General Epistles

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.

To download the new General Epistles Byzantine PDF click the link in this sentence.
A printed edition is also available, and possibly later a Kindle edition.

A footnote in this Robinson-Pierpont General Epistles document

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Website Outage

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

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.

Thus far, six books are available in print on Amazon. My books are under the name David Robert Palmer, this link is my profile page showing all my publications on Amazon.

Update June 8, 2022– I have terminated my agreement with my former publisher, Infinity Books of Malta, for non-performance issues.  I can do myself what he was doing with Amazon anyway, and am working hard on replacing his editions on Amazon.  I will keep you posted below on new available printed and Kindle editions on Amazon.

NEW November 2022: The Gospel of Mark, alternating verse by verse between the Robinson-Pierpont text and my English translation. 157 pages.

NEW November 2022: The Gospel of Mark, alternating verse by verse between an eclectic Greek text and my English translation. 151 pages.

June 2022: The Gospel of Luke, alternating verse by verse between an eclectic Greek text and my English translation. 167 pages. Also in Kindle edition.

June 2022: The Gospel according to Luke, alternating verse by verse between the Robinson-Pierpont Greek text and my English translation. 176 pages. Also in Kindle edition,

June 2022: The Gospel of John, alternating verse by verse with my English translation. 164 pages.

June 27, 2022: 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.

Quick-reference Ligature Guide – how to read the shorthand in Greek New Testament cursive manuscripts or minuscules.

Hoskier, H. C., “Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse, Vol. 2″ Paperback

Hoskier, H. C., “Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse, Vol. 2″ Hard Cover

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Robinson-Pierpont GNT 2018 Update

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 LukeGospel of John, The General Epistles and Revelation.  You can get Amazon printed editions of Luke and the General Epistles as well.

Download Robinson-Pierpont 2018 NT PDF.

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