Bible scholarship of the past 150 years has placed much attention on a very small number of manuscripts. While there are over 5000 known New Testament manuscripts, attention has been placed on less than ten. Of these, Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus have been exalted as the “oldest and best” manuscripts. The oldest claim has […]
The Bible proclaims that God has preserved His Word. Explore the evidence of the Greek and Hebrew manuscripts in search of the true text of God's Word. See that the true text is found in the Byzantine Manuscripts, from which the “Textus Receptus” and the King James Version came. The Alexandrian manuscripts, from which most modern Bibles com, are shown to be unreliable at best.
The Biblical witness against the Alexandrian text See what our final authority says on this issue
Which text is the Word of God, the Alexandrian, or the Byzantine? In this discussion over Bible texts, it is important that we look first to the Bible for an answer, as the Bible is our final authority in all matters. What does the Bible say about texts? It will be noticed that the Bible […]
Antioch or Alexandria How did God preserve His Bible?
I have previously established that God has preserved His Word, listing many Scriptures affirming this. But exactly which Bible is the perfect Word of God? If God preserved His Word, then it must be around here somewhere. In order to find the perfect Bible, it is necessary to determine which manuscript text-type is the preserved […]
Are the “Oldest” Manuscripts really the Best? Are Sinaiticus and Vaticanus really the "oldest and best" manuscripts?
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Romans 1:22 Introduction Sinaiticus and Vaticanus are considered by most Bible scholars to be the oldest New Testament manuscripts available. They date back to the 4th century. Since they are considered to be the oldest manuscripts known, many scholars automatically consider them to be the best […]