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The original manuscripts are not believed to be in existence any more, and most manuscripts we do have aren't easily accessible. But some important ones can be viewed online: Aleppo Codex Codex Sinaiticus Codex Vaticanus Because there are so many manuscripts, most scholars rely on critical texts: the editors of these texts choose which variations they ...


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Old Testament The Dead Sea Scrolls currently housed in the Israeli Dead Sea Scroll museum and available online, is a collection of 972 manuscripts from the period 408 - 308 BC. Seeing as the Old Testament itself consists of books written between 1000 - 600 BC and the late 450s, this is a pretty good collection. There are others, but this is the most ...


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There are none. Translation Choices aren't Biblical Version issues I categorically have to rule out translation choices as different "versions" because by definition, languages that change will change their wording to make things clear. Whether one translates the term "cell phone" into German as Mobil Telefon or Handy, for instance, is completely ...


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First, to clarify, the ancient record was recorded on plates, bound by rings, not on tablets. I've never seen official or first-person historical sources refer to them as tablets and have only seen that term used in sources which have either strong or subtle sentiments against the Mormon church, or a political agenda. From every reliable source I have ever ...


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New Testament scholars have no doubt that Matthew was written in Greek. Certainly, it was attributed to the apostle Matthew in the second century, but before this the book was anonymous. By laying the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke in parallel and reading them synoptically ('with the same eye') in Greek, scholars have established that Matthew and Luke ...


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As others have said, the original manuscripts no longer exist. But the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts is making an effort to photograph extant Greek manuscripts and make them available for study. Many of the manuscripts are fragments, but some are complete books of the New Testament. The photographs that are available online are high ...


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The danger with this is that there may be teachings in there that don't correspond with other parts of the New Testament. If there are new doctrines introduced in text that is not found in all versions of the original manuscripts, then we have to be careful about completely basing our faith off of these doctrines. In regard to this specific passage, ...


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Bruce Metzger's A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament is a well-known book that accomplishes what you asked about. I'd also recommend procuring some critical apparati. These list the variants and allow the reader to form their own conclusions, for the most part. Two well-known apparati are Nestle-Aland's NA26/ 27/ 28 Greek New Testament, as well ...


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Animal names are not very frequently used words. They may appear only one time in the Bible, and as a result, their exact identification is not easy. Not many classical Hebrew texts exist. The Bible is basically it. So if a word only occurs once in the Bible, it can be hard to pin down its meaning. Older translations would go off of the traditional ...


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There are some rather major and fundamental differences between different versions. The KJV was based on the Textus Receptus New Testament, a work which was clearly corrupt (the last part of Revelation was translated from a Latin version!) and the Masoretic Text, a document which was clearly inferior. Of course, if you want to be able to see the ...


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It's hard to know for certain, but there are very good reasons to believe all four gospels were written in Greek. However, according to the earliest Christian tradition, Matthew was written in Hebrew. Papias, an early second century bishop and a disciple of the Apostle John, is our earliest witness to the tradition that Matthew was the author of this ...


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Because Matthew's Gospel, more than any other, relies on quotations and apparent prophecies from the Old Testament, some believe that the author was a Jew who wrote his gospel for other Jews. However, the Gospel was written in Greek and the Old Testament references were clearly taken from the Septuagint, an ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. For ...


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It doesn't affect it at all. Inerrancy and infallibility are only attributed to the original autographs. It's not applied to translations, copies (even early ones) or modern versions. If it were applicable to translations then we'd have a bigger problem in the Wicked Bible. The belief that we can't reproduce an original autograph doesn't mean there was no ...


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I did some Google search for you. I found these online resources. Some are Unicode, some are not. Codex Sinaiticus Codex Vaticanus Textus Receptus Westcott and Hort Ivan Panin Greek New Testament edition


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One of Joseph Smith's revelations has God saying: Doctrine and Covenants 5:9 Behold, verily I say unto you, I have reserved those things which I have entrusted unto you, my servant Joseph, for a wise purpose in me, and it shall be made known unto future generations, No more definitive answer is possible. A speculative one is to prevent the plates, with ...


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A lot of universities have high resolution scans of manuscripts that they may let you view. You may have to be a student though but it may be worthwhile to enter into conversations with your local universities Theology departments. There is also museums that house ancient fragments. The John Rylands Museum in Manchester comes to mind. You can check that ...


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If you are interested there are two excellent free downloadable Bible study programs, both of which have numerous Bible versions for download including both Hebrew and Greek translations. They are http//www The word.org and http//www. e-sword.net. you can preview either one prior to downloading. I have both and find them extremely valuable. You also can ...


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No ancient literature has survived in its original form and all are derived from copies of the originals. The NT is no exception. However, in comparison with any other ancient literature, the NT is without a peer—both in terms of the chronological proximity and the surviving number. For clarity here is table from an answer from David Startton here: ...


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Matthew was likely written for Greek-speaking Christians of Jewish descent. In my answer to your first question, I discussed reasons for believing Matthew was written in Greek rather than Hebrew. And it should be self-evident that the gospels were written to Christians. So here I'm going to list the reasons for believing the intended audience was ...



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