Textual variants in the New Testament are the subject of the study called textual criticism of the New Testament. Textual variants in manuscripts arise when a copyist makes deliberate or inadvertent alterations to a text that is being reproduced.
It should be noted that this is merely a handful of major variants. Less serious variants are in the hundreds of thousands. However, many Christians make the mistake of saying that the textual variants are all insignificant and change nothing. This is not true.
The Necessity of Evaluating the Evidence. https://christianpublishinghouse.co/2017/03/31/what-are-textual-variants-and-how-many-are-there/ Criticism from its very nature concerns itself entirely with the problems suggested by the errors of various kinds which it brings to light. In the writings of the New Testament the resources of textual evidence are so vast, exceeding, as we have seen, those of any other ancient... Continue Reading →
"The Coherence-Based Genealogical Method makes no textual decisions. It merely reveals an image of the tradition which emerges from a text-critical philological study of all the variants. The iterative process of the method helps the text-critical philological hypotheses to confirm their plausibility." - Gerd Mink This is a difficult subject made far more easier by Dr. Don Wlkins, Senior Translator of the NASB.
Brief Excursion on Responsibility and Accountability There are some incredibly significant issues in the Greek text behind the Byzantine family of Greek manuscripts, especially the KJV (Textus Receptus) that were not in the original manuscripts. We have John 7:58-8:11. Mark 16:9-20, 1 Timothy 3:16, 1 John 5:7, Luke 2:33 (Mark 1:11; Luke 3:23), Matthew 17:21;... Continue Reading →