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NTTC MATTHEW 5:22: “angry with his brother” OR “angry with his brother without cause”

The shorter reading is generally preferred if the change is intended. This is a reflection of scribal tendency, as a scribe is far more likely in his efforts at clarification, willfully to make an addition to a text. Very rarely will a scribe intentionally add to his text by mistake. The original reading was ... Continue Reading →

NTTC MATTHEW 5:11: “say all kinds of evil against you falsely”

The more difficult or awkward reading is often preferable. The reading at first will seem to be more difficult or awkward to understand, but after further investigation, it will be discovered that ... Continue Reading →

Where Did Matthew 18:11 Go?

The earliest and most trusted two manuscripts (א B) do not include variant 1 or variant 2. Also excluding these variants is L* Θ* f1, 33 ite syrs copsa Origen as well. 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 Were the Scriptures Impacted By the Persecution of Early Christianity?

Jesus had told his followers, “‘a slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also.’” (John 15:20) Certainly, the growth of Christianity from... Continue Reading →

How Did the Spread of Early Christianity Impact the Text of the New Testament?

The Apostasy Excursion Within just a few short decades after the death of the apostle John, divisions were already evident among the early Christians. Historian Will and Ariel Durant write: “Celsus [Greek Philosopher and second-century opponent of Christianity] himself had... Continue Reading →

What Is the Goal of the New Testament Textual Scholar?

This article may be somewhat controversial because many modern textual scholars are not certain that we can get back to the original text. Again, when we use the term “original” reading or “original” text in this publication, it is a... Continue Reading →

NTTC 1 TIMOTHY 3:16: “God was manifest in the flesh” or “He was manifested in the flesh”?

This simply solved textual issue caused many problems in the nineteenth century and really with the King James Version Onlyists, it still does today. The Bible scholars entered the fray because they thought the textual scholars were undermining their doctrinal position that God became man. ... Continue Reading →

GREEK TEXT: Copyists Preserved God’s Word

TRUE OR FALSE ... IT IS TRUE OR FALSE THAT the Bible has been handed down through the ages without alteration. IT IS TRUE OR FALSE THAT the hundreds of thousands of variations in Bible manuscripts weaken its claim that... Continue Reading →

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