“The Old Testament in Hebrew (which was the native language of the people of God of old), and the New Testament in Greek (which, at
In both the Hebrew Old Testament Scriptures and the Christian Greek New Testament Scriptures, copyists have exercised great care in copying their manuscripts. However, we
The 39 books of the Hebrew Scriptures by some 33+ authors running from Genesis to Malachi were completed about 440 BCE. After the seventy years
There was something different about this library of sixty-six books that had been penned over a 1600 year period. The authors came from every walk of life from lowly fishermen and shepherds to a military general, a physician, a tax collector, kings, and the like. These 40+ men were moved along by the Holy Spirit so that what they produced was not theirs alone but belong to one author, the Creator of all things, God himself.
The Materials The primary materials used to receive writing in ancient times was papyrus and parchment. These were used by Bible authors and copyists. as
B. F. Westcott and F. J. A. Hort believed that they had established the original text with their New Testament in the Original Greek (1881). They write, “This edition