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Eberhard Nestle

1851-1913. German biblical scholar and textual critic. He held professorships at Ulm, Tübingen, and the Protestant seminary at Maulbronn (from 1898). Nestle did a considerable amount of work on the text of the Septuagint, but it is for his edition of the Greek NT that he is best known today. First published in 1898 by the Württemberg Bible Society, it has gone through twenty-five editions and is the standard text used by the majority of theological students and teachers, especially in Germany (though the new Bible Societies edition, edited by K. Aland et al., is also very popular). Subsequent editors have been Erwin Nestle, his son, and Kurt Aland.