Paul would have been aware of many nuances in his day when it came to the original language, Hebrew text, and the Greek Septuagint. So, this is no easy question to answer.
NEW TESTAMENT MANUSCRIPTS: Copies of the New Testament Produced or Reproduced by Hand
Originally, all New Testament texts were written in Greek. By the year 500, these texts had been translated into Syriac, various Coptic, Latin, Gothic, Armenian, Georgian, and perhaps Ethiopic dialects. This article is a great introduction for those just learning about New Testament Textual Studies.
NTTC: 1 Corinthians 7:5 “you may devote yourselves to prayer”
What is the original reading: (1) “you may devote yourselves to prayer” or the longer (2) “you may devote yourselves to fasting and to prayer”?
Papyrus 47 (P47) Is An Early Copy of the Greek New Testament, Dating to 200-250 C.E.
It is a papyrus manuscript of the Book of Revelation which contains Rev. 9:10-11:3; 11:5-16:15; 16:17-17:2.
Johann Jakob Wettstein [1693-1754 A.D.]: Was a Swiss Theologian, Best Known as a New Testament Textual Scholar
Wettstein rendered service to textual criticism by his collection of various readings and his methodical account of the manuscripts and other sources.
The Traditional Method and the Socio-Historical Approach of NT Textual Studies
The sad state of affairs is that textual scholarship as a whole is unwittingly or knowingly moving the goalposts for some unknown reason. In textual criticism, it is now the earliest knowable text, the sociohistorical approach to New Testament Textual Studies, and, the newest trend of trying to redate our earliest NT papyri.
CODEX ALEXANDRINUS: One of the Jewels of the British Library
The Codex Alexandrinus (London, British Library, Royal MS 1. D. V-VIII; Gregory-Aland no. A or 02, Soden δ 4) is a fifth-century Christian manuscript of a Greek Bible, containing the majority of the Greek Old Testament and the Greek New Testament. It is one of the four Great uncial codices.
What Makes the Alexandrian Manuscripts that Make Up All Modern Bibles Superior to the Byzantine Manuscripts of the KJV and NKJV?
In the days of Westcott and Hort, the argument was that the Alexandrian scribes removed what we have in the Byzantine manuscripts, while the other argument was that the Byzantine scribes added and altered. How could we ever solve it once and for all?
NTTC LUKE 12:31: “seeking his kingdom” or “seeking the kingdom of God”
ζητειτε την βασιλειαν αυτου
“seeking his kingdom”
ζητειτε την βασιλειαν του θεου
“seeking the kingdom of God”
NTTC MATTHEW 10:4 Was the Original Reading “Cananaean” or “Cananite?
If the WH NU reading is correct, then it is possible that this disciple of Jesus was zealous for the law or was “a zealous nationalist prior to his call to follow Jesus.