Verbum
Domini
Manet
in Aeternum

(Latin Motto of the
Lutheran Reformation)


Byzantine Arch in old city walls of Thessalonica, Greece, 2002. This is where St. Paul sent his epistles to the Thessalonians. The Greek speaking Byzantine Empire preserved the New Testament Byzantine Greek Text.
 
 
“The Word
of the Lord
Endureth
Forever”

(I Peter 1:25, Authorized Version)

Gavin in 2002 at old Byzantine Empire city walls of Thessalonica, Greece.
A TEXTUAL COMMENTARY
ON THE
RECEIVED TEXT


Being the Text used in the

AUTHORIZED (KING JAMES) VERSION

Gavin Basil McGrath
B.A., LL.B. (Sydney University),
Dip. Ed. (University of Western Sydney),
Dip. Bib. Studies (Moore Theological College).

Gavin in 2003 at old Coventry Anglican Cathedral, England, bombed out by Germans in WWII. Behind the Communion Table & burnt cross, the words of Lk 23:34, “FATHER FORGIVE.”
 

Gavin's Dedication Sermons: www.sermonaudio.com/kingjamesbible

 

Contents:

Preface to Volume 1 (Matt. 1-14): Introduction
Preface to Volume 1 (Matt. 1-14): Dedication – The Anglican Calendar
Volume 1 Commentary on Text: Matthew 1-9
Volume 1 Commentary on Text: Matthew 10-14
Appendices to Volume 1 (Matt. 1-14): Ratings of the TR’s variants, et al.
   
Preface to Volume 2 (Matt. 15-20): Introduction
Preface to Volume 2 (Matt. 15-20): Dedication - The Anglican Calendar
Volume 2 Commentary on Text: Matthew 15-17
Volume 2 Commentary on Text: Matthew 18-20
Appendices to Volume 2 (Matt. 15-20): Ratings of the TR's variants, et al
   
Preface to Volume 3 (Matt. 21-25): Introduction
Preface to Volume 3 (Matt. 21-25): Dedication – The Anglican Calendar
Volume 3 Commentary on Text: Matthew: 21-22
Volume 3 Commentary on Text: Matthew: 23-25
Appendices to Volume 3 (Matt. 21-25): Ratings of the TR’s variants, et al
Photos for Volume 3 Photos
   
Preface to Volume 4 (Matt. 26-28): Introduction
Preface to Volume 4 (Matt. 26-28): Dedication – The Anglican Calendar
Volume 4 Commentary on Text: Matthew: 26
Volume 4 Commentary on Text: Matthew: 27-28
Appendices to Volume 4 (Matt. 26-28): Ratings of the TR’s variants, et al
Photos for Volume 4:
 
Photos
   
Preface to Volume 5 (Mark 1-3): Introduction & Dedication – The Anglican Calendar
Volume 5 Commentary on Text: Mark: 1-3 (Part 1)
Volume 5 Commentary on Text: Mark: 2-3 (Part 2)
Volume 5 Commentary on Text: Mark: 1-3 (Part 3)
Appendices 1-7 to Vol. 5 (Mark 1-3): Ratings of the TR’s variants, et al
Appendix 8 to Vol. 5 (Mark 1-3): Tract / Pamphlet
Photos for Volume 5: Photos
   
Preface to Volume 6 (Mark 4 & 5): Introduction
Preface to Volume 6 (Mark 4 & 5): Dedication – The Anglican Calendar
Volume 6 Commentary on Text: Mark: 4 & 5 (Part 1)
Volume 6 Commentary on Text: Mark: 4 & 5 (Part 2)
Appendices to Volume 6 (Mark 4 & 5): Ratings of the TR’s variants, et al”
Photos for Volume 6: Photos

YOU! … Yes YOU! … Does God have a job for YOU (Rom. 12:4,6; Heb. 6:10)? Pray
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Gavin McGrath’s Textual Commentary on the Received Text of the King James Version, carefully considers the Received Text that for centuries was upheld by lovers of the King James Version. But in more recent times, the Received Text, also known as the Textus Receptus, has come under increasing attack as the King James Version has had to share its market place with other translations. Indeed, so many other versions have been competing with the King James Version, also known as the Authorized Version of 1611, in part because it is claimed that their New Testament neo-Alexandrian Text is better than the New Testament neo-Byzantine Received Text of the King James Version.

Against this backdrop, Gavin McGrath gives a powerful defence of both the King James Version and the Received Text underpinning it. His detailed analysis of the Received Text includes careful analysis of variants, many of which are followed by neo-Alexandrians whose texts are opposed to the neo-Byzantine text commonly called the Received Text. Gavin McGrath maintains that the Byzantine Text which is the starting point for textual analysis by neo-Byzantines of the Received Text, is the proper place to commence textual analysis; and thus the King James Version of 1611 is regarded by him as a vastly more accurate translation than modern versions which do not use the King James Version’s Received Text. Lovers of the King James Version and Received Text should be well pleased with Gavin McGrath’s work.

Click to email Gavin McGrath - gavin@gavinmcgrathbooks.com
 



Photos for Volumes 1 and 2
 
 
Gavin places a red rose both before & after some others also hang flowers, at the courtyard of the Banqueting House, Whitehall, London, the place of King Charles' martyrdom in 1649.   Charles I's Day, 30 Jan. 2009
(See revised Volume 1 Dedication & Sermon.)
 
  Sketch of the Princess (later Queen) Victoria (Regnal Years: 1837-1901) at King Charles the Martyr's Church, Tunbridge Wells, England.   The golden plaque in this Restoration Anglican Church, consecrated 1678, marks where Victoria used to sit during church services.   Charles I's Day, 2009.
(See revised Volume 1 Dedication & Sermon.)
 
 
Gavin at Lewes, England, on Bonfire Day, 5 Nov. 2008, under the "No Popery" Banner.
(See Volume 2 Dedication & Sermon.)
 
  An effigy of Guy Fawkes, later to be burnt in a bonfire, is carried in procession at Lewes, Bonfire Night, 2008. (See Volume 2 Dedication & Sermon.)
 
 
17 blazing crosses, one for each of the Protestant Marian martyrs of Lewes killed by the Papist Queen, Bloody Mary (Regnal Years: 1553-8), are carried in the Bonfire Night procession at Lewes, 5 Nov. 2008.
(See Volume 2 Dedication & Sermon.)
  Gavin in Jan. 2009 at Manor House, Ashby St. Ledgers, England, where the Papist conspirators met to hatch the Guy Fawkes plot to blow up the Protestant King James and Protestant Parliament in 1605. (See Volume 2 Dedication & Sermon.)
 
 
Gavin in Oct. 2009 at Sydney University, Australia, with Byzantine Text Greek Lectionaries 1968 of 1544 A.D. (right hand) and 2378 of the 11th century (left hand).
(See Volume 2 Preface & revised Volume 1 Sermon.)
  Gavin in Oct. 2008 at Royal Oak's "son of oak," Boscobel House, Shropshire, England.   Charles II hid in the oak tree from Cromwell's soldiers after the Battle of Worcester in 1651.   Remembered in e.g., Royal Oak Restaurants and on Royal Oak Day (29 May). (See Volume 1 Preface and Volume 3 Preface & Sermon.)