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The Subtle Biblical Manipulation of Luke 3:22 (Begotten like David?)


Luke 3:22 King James Version (KJV)

22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

Above I have posted the reading found in the common Bibles we have today. However, the wording is slightly different in the OLDEST MANUSCRIPT that contains the same verse(Codex Bezae):

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You are my son. Today I have BEGOTTEN you


The following rendition has been confirmed and attested by the Church Father, Justin Martyr:

  • Justin Martyr adds “This day have I begotten thee,” (“)


So why does it matter between Begotten or Beloved Son?

Well one could argue that Jesus was the “Beloved Son” from the very beginning, as opposed to being the “Begotten Son” , which can be correctly interpreted as being chosen(or made at that time) as a Prophet and Messenger. The same way David was chosen in Psalms  :

Psalm 2:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

The modern-Bible continues to reveal the reality that it is a document that has been constantly changed/altered/manipulated to promote false doctrines as opposed to adhering to the TRUTH,. Not only do we see major corruptions (like 1 John 5:7) but also subtle changes like Luke 3:22


-Andrews University Seminary Studies, Autumn 1979, Vol. XVII, No. 2, 203-208

-Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges

-Ehrman, Bart D. The Orthodox corruption of scripture : the effect of early Christological controversies on the text of the New Testament. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

-Parker, D. C., and Amphoux. Codex Bezae : studies from the Lunel colloquium, June 1994. Leiden New York: E.J. Brill, 1996.




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