Search

Christian Publishing House Blog

BIBLICAL TRAINING ACADEMY—Apologetic Defense of the faith, the Bible, and Christianity

Category

NT Textual Criticism Articles

ONE SLAVE ALTERS THE THINKING OF SECULAR HISTORIANS WHICH BEGS THE QUESTION: WHAT ABOUT THE READING CULTURE OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY?

Omar ibn Said was a writer and Islamic scholar, born and educated in what is now Senegal in West Africa, who was enslaved and transported to the United States in 1807. There, while enslaved for the remainder of his life,... Continue Reading →

What Assurances Do We Have That the Bible Can Be Trusted?

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 would be remiss if we did not say that some copyists were inexperienced or took... Continue Reading →

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 →

Why Do We Not Need the Original Bible Manuscripts?

Between 3,500 years ago and 2,460 years ago some 32+ authors penned 39 books in the Middle East, compiling a history of the world from its creation, to the flood of Noah, the confusing of the languages at Babylon, Abraham... Continue Reading →

How Did Our Bible Manuscripts Survive the Elements?

The Materials The primary materials used to receive writing in ancient times papyrus and parchment. These were used by Bible authors and copyists.[1] as well. At 2 Timothy 4:13 the apostle Paul requested of Timothy that he “bring the cloak that... Continue Reading →

Were Distinctively Byzantine Readings In the Early Papyri New Testament Manuscripts?

The King-James-Version-Only advocates are John William Burgon (1813–1888) and Edward Miller (1825–1901), both authoring The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels (1896) and The Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels Vindicated and Established (1896). Edward... Continue Reading →

PAPYRUS 75 (P75): The Manuscript that Changed the Thinking of Textual Scholars

The discovery of P75 proved to be the catalyst for correcting the misconception that early copyists were predominately unskilled. As we elsewhere on our blog earlier, either literate or semi-professional copyist produced the vast majority of the early papyri, and some copied by professionals. Continue Reading →

CODEX VATICANUS: Why a Treasure?

Codex Vaticanus (03, B) contains the Gospels, Acts, the General Epistles, the Pauline Epistles, the Epistle to the Hebrews (up to Hebrews 9:14, καθα[ριει); it lacks 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and Revelation. It is written on 759 leaves of... 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 →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑