While the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece (NA28) is designed for scholarly research, the Greek New Testament is designed for translators and students. Like NA28, this is the leading edition of the original text of the New Testament. It contains the same Greek text as NA28, differing only in some details of punctuation and paragraphing. The format of UBS4 is in several respects more user-friendly for students and translators than NA28. It has a more spacious appearance and a larger font. English subheadings assist in navigating the text for those who may be less familiar with Greek. Old Testament quotations appear in easily recognisable bold font. Synoptic parallels are clearly listed under English headings.
The critical apparatus includes exegetically significant variants (fewer than NA28) but adds extensive manuscript evidence (more than NA28) for each variant, thereby offering in-depth instruction for students on how variants and the evidence for them work together.
The dictionary is newly revised, and an introduction in English is included.