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Prof. Dr. Carl R. Holladay about NA28:

»With the publication of NA28, the history of New Testament critical editions reaches a new stage. For the first time, the ground-breaking research of the Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung in preparing the Editio Critica Maior has been incorporated into the standard critical edition of the New Testament used by biblical scholars, translators, students, and pastors. Besides the thirty-three changes in the text of the Catholic Epistles, NA28 has been completely revamped. The improvements include an aesthetically pleasing font, a more user-friendly, streamlined apparatus criticus based on a refined use of consistently cited witnesses, expanded parallel references from OT and apocryphal writings, and a revised (and more realistic) listing of Greek and Latin witnesses, including eleven new papyri. This new edition is a most welcome advance that builds on the long-standing Nestle-Aland text-critical tradition.«

Dr. Carl R. Holladay is Professor for New Testament Studies at the Candler School of Theology of the Emory University in Atlanta (GA).


Prof. Dr. David Trobisch about NA28:

»The long-awaited 28th edition of the Novum Testamentum Graece has now been published. Once again the editors thoroughly examined the critical apparatus and they introduced more than 30 textual changes in the Catholic Letters, reflecting recent comprehensive collations. With the intent to make this book more user-friendly, the editors also revised the introductions and provided more explanations in English. This concise edition of the Greek New Testament, which has now grown to 1,000 pages, will continue to play a leading role in academic teaching and scholarly exegesis.«

David Trobisch taught New Testament at the Universities in Germany and the US and is recognized for his work on the letters of Paul, the Formation of the Christian Bible, and Biblical Manuscripts.


Dr. Philip H. Towner about NA28:

»With the publication of the Nestle-Aland Revised 28th Edition, we now have ready access to the results emerging from the Editio Critica Maior (ECM), which is the main text-critical project of the Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung in in Münster that German Bible Society is publishing. The upper text, which now appears in a new, very readable font, reflects the ECM research in a number of changes made in the Catholic Epistles, and the preparation of this revision allowed expansions and improvements to be made to English supplementary materials that should enhance its usefulness for students.  For those involved in translation, the appearance of NA28 clears the way for the next stage of refinement to be made on the UBS Greek New Testament (5th Edition), which has been the standard tool for Bible translators around the world. «

Philip H. Towner, PhD, is Dean of the Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship at American Bible Society. Prior to this, he was the Director of Translation Services for UBS, managing a team of professionals with oversight of hundreds of translation projects worldwide. He has authored and edited numerous scholarly books and articles.




You'll find a detailed review from Peter Williams at
The Marginalia Review of Books 

Jeff Kloha has published a review at Concordia Theology called "A New Edition of the Greek New Testament".