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Why Have Modern Bible Translations Removed Words, Phrases, Sentences, Even Whole Verses?

As some Christians have been studying their King James Version and comparing it to other modern translations, they have discovered that in the King James Version there are verses that these other translators removed, such as our Luke 17:36 under... Continue Reading →

THE LAST NAIL: Setting Straight the Indefensible Defenders of the Textus Receptus and King James Version

The King-James-Version-Only advocates are John William Burgon (1813–1888), E. H. A. Scrivener (1813–1891), Edward Miller (1825–1901), and Edward F. Hills (1912–1981). The King James version Onlyist love to uses these men's tired arguments in their defense of the corrupt Textus... Continue Reading →

How Reliable Are the Early Texts of the New Testament?

Even though many textual scholars credited the Aland’s The Text of the New Testament with their description of the text as “free,” that was not the entire position of the Alands. They did describe different texts’ styles, such as “at least... Continue Reading →

CAN WE TRUST THE WESTCOTT AND HORT 1881 GREEK TEXT?: Were Westcott and Hort Occultist Unbelievers?

Before delving into whether Westcott and Hort were Occultists or unbelievers, let us look at their work first. Brooke Foss Westcott (1825–1901) and Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828–1892) were nineteenth-century theologians and Bible and textual scholars. Together, they produced The New Testament in... Continue Reading →

What Can We Do to Establish Faith In the Restored Text of the New Testament?

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 is an attempt to present exactly the original words of the New Testament, so far... Continue Reading →

THE BATTLE FOR THE BIBLE: The Struggle for a More Accurate Text of the New Testament

When you open your Bible today, are you able to be confident that the words you are reading are in fact the very corresponding English words that were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, Paul, James, and Jude nearly... Continue Reading →

How Reliable Are Our Bible Translations?

Even though there has been a serious decline in Christianity over the past 70 years, the Bible is still the bestselling book throughout the world. In fact, it seems that since 1960 there have been dozens of new translations over... Continue Reading →

Desiderius Erasmus and the Textus Receptus

Manuscripts Separated Into Families We have textual traditions or families of texts, which grew up in a certain region. For example, we have the Alexandrian text-type, which Westcott and Hort called the Neutral text that came from Egypt. Then, there... Continue Reading →

KONSTANTIN VON TISCHENDORF: In Search of Ancient Bible Manuscripts

Friedrich Constantin von Tischendorf [1815-1874] Tischendorf was a world-leading biblical scholar who rejected higher criticism, which led to his noteworthy success in defending the authenticity of the Bible text. He was born in Lengenfeld, Saxony, in northern Europe, the son... Continue Reading →

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