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Daniel Mace

(d. c. 1753) Presbyterian minister and biblical scholar


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(d. c.1753), NT textual critic. Little is known of his life beyond the fact that he was a Presbyterian minister at Newbury from 1727 till his death. He anticipated conclusions which only met with general acceptance among textual critics over a century later, e.g. he disproved the authenticity of the text known as the Johannine Comma (1 Jn. 5: 7). His results were incorporated in The New Testament in Greek and English (2 vols., 1729), to which a reply in defence of the Textus Receptus was issued shortly afterwards by L. Twells (d. 1742).

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.

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