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First of all this is not a contest between the text of Erasmus (TR, ς) and the modern critical text. The manuscript evidence for the plural and singular forms of the pronoun is very evenly divided. The committee for the third edition of the UBS-GNT assigned the adopted reading (αυτων plural) a grade of C (A-D grades) which isn’t a great deal of confidence. ...


The Textual Witnesses "Joseph" is found in some translations because the Greek word for Joseph (Ἰωσὴφ), is found in the majority of extant manuscripts. The majority text reading is reflected in the "RP Byzantine Majority Text," the two "Textus Receptus," and the "Greek Orthodox" renderings shown in parallel at Biblehub. Verse 33 is this ("Joseph" bolded): ...

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