DEBUNKING EHRMAN: ‘We Don’t Have Copies of the Copies of the Copies of the Originals’

"Not only do we not have the originals, we don’t have the first copies of the originals. We don’t even have copies of the copies of the originals, or copies of the copies of the copies of the originals. What we have are copies made later—much later. In most instances, they are copies made many centuries later. And these copies all differ from one another, in many thousands of places." - Agnostic NT textual scholar Dr. Bart D. Ehrman

Did Jesus Speak Greek or Quote the Greek Septuagint?

Jesus was likely fluent in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin. He was a perfect human with a perfect mind after all. Aramaic was the common language where he grew up, with Greek being the lingua franca for the Roman Empire as a whole, and Hebrew did not begin to wane in Palestine until after the destruction of Jerusalem by Rome in 70 C.E. The synagogues used the Hebrew text. Jesus could have taught in Greek at times if the need arose. However, as th article shows, it is much more complex than this, as complex as this may sound.

History of Modern Criticism

F. David Farnell Senior Professor of NT at the Master’s Seminary Isaiah 40:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Matthew 24:35 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.   My... Continue Reading →

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