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Old 09-26-2004, 04:56 AM   #1
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Default is it true that 98.33 % of the original reading of the bible is in tact?

There are nearly 25,000 whole or fragmentary copies of the individual books of the Bible in our possession today, with some dating back four, six, and even eight centuries before the compilation of the Quran. Due to the fact that everything was hand-copied, thousands of variants arose. Yet, textual critics who are not necessarily Christians, have carefully examined these variants and have concluded that we have 98.33% of the original reading, with the 1.77% still remaining intact within the variants. HENCE, WE HAVE VIRTUALLY 100% OF THE ORIGINAL READING FAITHFULLY PRESERVED VIA THE MANUSCRIPT COPIES. Further, the critics have also established the fact that none of these variants affect any major doctrine, since most of them are nothing more than misspellings, numerical discrepancies, and scribal notes which were assumed to be part of the text by later scribes.
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Old 09-26-2004, 05:02 AM   #2
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Default variant readings

the christian gives a example of variant readings in the bible


An example of a variant is given here for further clarification:

Y*u hav on a illion llars
Yo ave w*n mill dollars
You have won a * dollars
You * million ars

A careful examination of these variants would lead us to the conclusion that the original document read, "You have won a million dollars." This exemplifies the majority of the variants found in the Bible, and clearly demonstrates that these in no way affect any tenet of faith whatsoever.
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There are nearly 25,000 whole or fragmentary copies of the individual books of the Bible in our possession today, with some dating back four, six, and even eight centuries before the compilation of the Quran. Due to the fact that everything was hand-copied, thousands of variants arose. Yet, textual critics who are not necessarily Christians, have carefully examined these variants and have concluded that we have 98.33% of the original reading, with the 1.77% still remaining intact within the variants. HENCE, WE HAVE VIRTUALLY 100% OF THE ORIGINAL READING FAITHFULLY PRESERVED VIA THE MANUSCRIPT COPIES. Further, the critics have also established the fact that none of these variants affect any major doctrine, since most of them are nothing more than misspellings, numerical discrepancies, and scribal notes which were assumed to be part of the text by later scribes.
We're having a thread on a very similar topic. Perhaps you'd like to comment there, as I am locking this thread because it is too similar.
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:21 PM   #4
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There are nearly 25,000 whole or fragmentary copies of the individual books of the Bible in our possession today <snip apologetic rubbish>
This is almost entirely apologetic rubbish. read this thread for further deatils.
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