This is the homepage of the modern transcription of Tregelles’s Greek New Testament
(TNT) and its corrected edition (TNT2). Here you can download the latest version
of these two electronic editions plus an extensive introduction. On these pages some
knowledge of the history of the Greek New Testament and of the need for textual criticism
(that is, reconstructing the original text to the best of our abilities on the basis
of the surviving manuscripts) is assumed.
- Tregelles’s Greek text belonged to the first generation of critical texts that departed
from the Textus Receptus as printed in the previous 350 years.
- Tregelles produced a critical text with a complete apparatus for the whole of the
New Testament, a one-man effort only repeated by Tischendorf.
- Tregelles emphasized the most ancient evidence.
- Variants are noted which are often not mentioned in the modern pocket editions.
- Tregelles produced his Greek New Testament in the conviction that theology should
follow from the text, not vice versa.
- Tregelles was a major influence on Westcott and Hort.
- TNT contains a transcription of the Greek text exactly as printed.
- TNT2 is a corrected edition in which many of the print and accentual errors have
- Images of the printed edition are made accessible.