Erasmus and the Johannine Comma (1 John 5.7-8)

  title={Erasmus and the Johannine Comma (1 John 5.7-8)},
  author={Grantley Robert McDonald},
  journal={The Bible Translator},
  pages={42 - 55}
  • G. McDonald
  • Published 31 March 2016
  • Philosophy
  • The Bible Translator
Erasmus’s 1516 Latin–Greek New Testament edition differed from the Latin Vulgate in several ways. A small number of textual variants with doctrinal implications involved Erasmus in considerable controversy. Medieval Western theologians had often relied on the “Johannine Comma” (the long reading of 1 John 5.7-8), established in the Latin Vulgate during the late Middle Ages, as an important scriptural foundation for the doctrine of the Trinity. However, when Erasmus showed that this variant was… Expand


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