There are six corrections made by Antoniades in the 1912 edition of the Patriarchal Greek New Testament. One is the correction from the masculine to the feminine personal pronoun (1). The other personal pronoun that has many errors in MSS since in Greek has very similar Greek sound between H and Y, ἡµᾶς [us] corrected for ὑµᾶς [you] (3). There are three typographical errors (2, 4, 6). Finally, the last correction is of those that the Greek sound is very similar H and EI, the substitution of the particle δὴ with the verb δεῖ (5).
There are eleven cases that the 1912 edition did not correct. The Ἀποστολικὴ Διακονία edition of the text by the Church of Greece made the appropriate corrections. Four are typographical errors (2, 3, 5, 10). One is a disagreement between the article and the noun forms (11). Two are related to the very common pronunciation of the personal pronoun US vs YOU, due to the sound of H and Y, as the above corrected by Antoniades (1, 4, 7). One is an incorrect form of a demonstrative pronoun (9). One is a missing – but easily assumed verb εἶ [are] (8). The finale one is a wrong spelling of the verb σινιάζω (6).
Finally, there are cases, here is given only one example, that Ἀποστολικὴ Διακονία attempted corrections to the Antoniades text – which indeed is correct. Antoniades gave the name Bερενίκη correct in the Acts 26:30, but kept it incorrectly as it is in the MSS in Acts 25:13 and Acts 25:23. Following Antoniades suggestion that orthography must be followed, my suggestion is to have it in its correct form in all three cases, as it is in Acts 26:30.
I would like to thank the friend and colleague Dr. Robinson for providing all the variances between Antoniades and the Byzantine textform that he edited. Antoniades text is based mostly on MSS of lectionary readings, while Dr. Robinson’s text is based on MSS with continuous text.
This work is dedicated to the seminarians of the Holy Trinity Seminary who with remarkable zeal study the original text of the New Testament.
Nikolaos Adamou, Ph.D.
Corrected in the 1912 edition from the 1904 errors
Joh 2:4 Κατὰ Ἰωάννην β´ 4
λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· 1904
λέγει αὐτῇ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· 1912
Ga 3:18 Πρὸς Γαλάτας γ´ 18
ἐξ ἐπαγγγελίας 1904
οὐκέτι ἐξ ἐπαγγελίας· 1912
1Th 3:9 Πρὸς Θεσσαλονικεῖς Α´ γ 9
ἀνταποδοῦναι περὶ ὑμῶν ἐπὶ πάσῃ τῇ χαρᾷ ᾗ χαίρομεν δι᾽ ἡμᾶς
ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν 1904
ἀνταποδοῦναι περὶ ὑμῶν ἐπὶ πάσῃ τῇ χαρᾷ ᾗ χαίρομεν δι᾽ ὑμᾶς
ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν 1912
Heb 3:2 Πρὸς Ἑβραίους γ´ 2
πιστὸν ὄντα τῷ ποιήσατιν 1904
πιστὸν ὄντα τῷ ποιήσαντι 1912
Heb 11:6 Πρὸς Ἑβραίους ια´ 6
πιστεῦσαι γὰρ δὴ τὸν προσερχόμενον τῷ Θεῷ 1904
πιστεῦσαι γὰρ δεῖ τὸν προσερχόμενον τῷ Θεῷ 1912
Re 22:11 Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰωάννου κβ´ 11
καὶ ὁ δίκαιος δικαισύνην ποιησάτω ἔτι, 1904
καὶ ὁ δίκαιος δικαιοσύνην ποιησάτω ἔτι, 1912