THE IMPACT AND INFLUENCE OF ERASMUS’S GREEK NEW TESTAMENT

by PETER J. GOEMAN in Vol. 2 No. 1 / April 2016



Although often eclipsed by the giants of the Reformation, Desiderius Erasmus had a notable influence on the Reformation and the world that followed. Responsible for five editions of the Greek New Testament, his contributions include a renewed emphasis on the Greek over against the Latin of the day, as well as influence on subsequent Greek New Testaments and many translations, including Luther’s German Bible and the English King James Version. In God’s providence, Erasmus provided kindling for the fire of the Reformation.


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