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Does this quote from Origen prove the Bible is corrupt?

No, the quote does not "prove" that the Bible is corrupt. This is clear from the very book that you're quoting; Metzger and Ehrman note that Origen often based such claims "on ...
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What are the major criticisms of the NIV?

I've seen three major categories of criticism for the NIV, but often people will combine two or three of them. 1. Text criticism: the NIV is based on critical texts The NIV is a translation of the ...
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What evidence does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offer regarding claims of degradation of Biblical texts?

As noted in the OP, this is a very extensive subject. I'll offer a very high-level overview of key points, and then drill down specifically on one example. Scriptural teachings The most well-known ...
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What are arguments for the divine inspiration of the longer ending of Mark (Mark 16:9-20)?

The following is quoted from this article at the Early Church History website which outlines the very early attestation of the longer ending of Mark: Irenaeus, Justin, Tatian and Hippolytus were very ...
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How do apologists defend against Bart Ehrman's arguments that Church scribes corrected and changed the Bible to fit their theology?

I mean no offense, but as the comments following the question above attest, the OP’s real purpose is to find a refutation to a scholarly argument he hasn’t yet read and doesn’t fully understand or ...
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Did 17th century Reformed Christians reject textual criticism?

Chapter 1 Section VIII of the Westminster Confession states that it is both the Hebrew (O.T.) and the Greek (N.T.) texts in their original languages that the Westminster Divines said were “immediately ...
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How many New Testament Manuscripts do we have from the period between the first century and the fourth century?

How many early New Testament manuscripts do we have? You ask about the first four centuries, until about 400 AD. I am inclined to initially answer through 300 AD, because I believe that period is ...
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How is it possible to have a high view of the authority of the Bible and a positive view of textual criticism?

Perhaps another way to answer the OP is to say that it is based on a false contrast. As an analogy, consider the following sentences: Jazz is the best kind of music and country is the best kind ...
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ESV verse removed? Where are the explanations found?

The alteration, omission and addition of words in the Greek text is being highlighted by that site. They are comparing the Textus Receptus, the 'Received Text' (on which the KJV is based) to the ...
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Did Jesus or any of the New Testament authors ever quote a textual variant?

First, I’d like to give a bit of background on the different OT manuscripts. The OT in English Bibles is almost always based off the Masoretic text and the Dead Sea Scrolls, but some use the ...
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Introduction to Greek Texts; Byzantine vs. Alexandrian

The above resources are indeed excellent surveys of the issues surrounding textual criticism of the bible. A couple of extra points are worth noting: (1) The question asks about the textual history of ...
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How are emendations to the Masoretic Text viewed within the doctrine of inerrancy?

Inerrantists do not view the Masoretic text as inerrant in itself, but they consider it highly reliable. John Wenham, in Christ and the Bible (170ff.), outlines a variety of evidence for its faithful ...
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What are the major criticisms of the NIV?

The NIV translation was carried out and overseen by a self-governing Committee of fifteen members called 'The Committee on Bible Translation'. The document called 'The NIV Commitee on Bible ...
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What Greek manuscripts were used for the KJV NT other than the Novum Instrumentum omne?

The King James Version is a variety of the Textus Receptus. The translators who produced the King James Version relied mainly on the later editions of Beza's Greek New Testament, especially his 4th ...
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Did 17th century Reformed Christians reject textual criticism?

Background We need to read the Westminster Confession of Faith document & Catechism in the proper historical context (1647), which is partly a reaction to the Roman Catholic Council of Trent ...
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How is it possible to have a high view of the authority of the Bible and a positive view of textual criticism?

To be honest, I'm not sure what leads you to ask the question. Almost all Christians and almost all Christian denominations/movements have a positive view of textual criticism. The facts are that ...
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How much of the text of the Gospel of John can be substantiated by early copies and quotes from early Church Fathers?

According to this data, 96.7% of the Gospel of John is quoted pre Nicea 325. It is the most complete quoted New Testament book and only less than 29 Verses are not quoted. The document also has a ...
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What evidence is there to suggest the Critical Text is less biased than the Received Text with regard to the Trinity doctrine?

Voices from the not-too-distant past need to be heard in answer to this question. The history of developments of various Greek texts needs to be understood. Here is a collection of such information I ...
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What are the objections to Newton's critique of 1 John 5:7 and 1 Timothy 3:16?

In the one remaining answer, there is only one brief mention of Newton, which is, "The problem with Newton's critique is his dependence on a straw-man argument." The answer demonstrates that....
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Use of single and double quotation marks in Isaiah 7

This question on the English Language Stack Exchange site talks about the Multiple Quotation Rule. When a speech goes over more than one paragraph then the opening quotation marks are repeated at ...
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Did the Christian bible corrupt Isaiah verse 8:23

I did not watch the entirety of Rabbi Singer's video, so my answer here is based largely on the information provided in the OP, which asks the question, "Did the Christian bible [sic] corrupt Isaiah 8:...
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How do apologists defend against Bart Ehrman's arguments that Church scribes corrected and changed the Bible to fit their theology?

This article directly addresses Ehrmann's claims: https://www.str.org/w/textual-variants-it-s-the-nature-not-the-number-that-matters The author categorizes the approximately 400,000 textual variations ...
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What are arguments for the divine inspiration of the longer ending of Mark (Mark 16:9-20)?

A. It was quoted by early Church fathers. The versus in question were quoted by Irenaeus, Justin, Tatian and Hippolytus in the second century AD [1]. While manuscripts from these authors don't predate ...
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Did Jesus or any of the New Testament authors ever quote a textual variant?

I can think of one example. Matthew 21:16 (KJV) And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou ...
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Were Malachi and Isaiah normally bound or grouped together?

Rick Watts, a New Testament Professor at Regent College, wrote this article in response to a reader's question raising the same issue. It turns out the discrepancy was already noted as far back as in ...
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Why does the NRSV-CE omit mentioning prayer and fasting in Matthew 17?

By "Other ancient authorities add verse 21, But this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting" they mean that not all sources contain verse 21, and they come to the conclusion that it is a ...
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ESV verse removed? Where are the explanations found?

One excellent online resource for Bible translation comparisons is BlueLetterBible (https://www.blueletterbible.org/). It allows you to search for a verse and to compare across translations. Footnotes ...
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