Early on, some New Testament textual scholars pretty much mocked Westcott and Hort (WH) believing that they were overzealous, seeing it as bias too, at least until the 1950s. WH released their critical text in 1881, Hort said that Vaticanus preserved “not only a very ancient text but a very pure line of a very ancient text.” (Westcott and Hort 1882, 251) Later scholars argued that Vaticanus was a scholarly recension: a critical revision or edited text. However, …
Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828 – 1892) World Renowned New Testament Textual Scholar
Fenton John Anthony Hort FSA, known as F. J. A. Hort, was an Irish-born theologian and editor, with Brooke Foss Westcott, of a critical edition of The New Testament in the Original Greek.
Brooke Foss Westcott (1825 – 1901) World Renowned New Testament Textual Scholar
BROOKE FOSS WESTCOTT "renown for [his] studies of New Testament manuscripts and the publication of their critical edition of the New Testament. In 1881, after twenty-eight years of work, Westcott and Hort published the text of the Greek New Testament (with an introduction and appendixes) titled The New Testament in the Original Greek." (Wegner 2006)