Bruce M. Metzger (born 1914) is Collard Professor Emeritus of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary where he served for forty-six years before retiring in 1984. A recognized authority on the text of the New Testament, Metzger has served on the board of the American Bible Society and became the driving force of the United Bible Societies' series of Greek Texts (1966, 1968, 1975, 1993). He was chairperson of the NRSV Bible Committee, which produced the New Revised Standard Version (1989).

"Along with his translation efforts, Metzger wrote a companion work to the United Bible Societies Greek New Testaments, A Textual Commentary of The Greek New Testament (1975) wherein he explains and reasons, verse by verse, for the textual decisions of the Committee that totals over 2,000 variant readings. This went one step beyond Erwin Nestle's evidentiary efforts by actually explaining the Committees thinking during the process of selecting readings, thus allowing students to understand the "why" behind the UBS Greek Text." [1]

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  • Bruce M. Metzger, Reminiscences of an Octogenarian, Hendrickson, 1997. ISBN 1565632648 (Autobiography)

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