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Till the 19th Century, all New Testament translations were based off of “Corrupt” Byzantine Text-Type

Title: Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament
Author(s): Bruce M. Metzger

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5 Gospels not 4 !?!?!?!

Title: The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration Author(s): Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman

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Only 1% of Greek Manuscripts contain the whole New Testament

60 Manuscripts out of the 5,800 total Greek, contain the whole NT.

Title: The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration Author(s): Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman

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Bruce M. Metzger on Codex Sinaiticus

(Bart Ehrman’s Mentor)

Taken from :
Metzger, Bruce M. Manuscripts of the Greek Bible : an introduction to Greek palaeography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981. Print.

Besides errors in spelling, here and there in the work of all three scribes one finds other faults, particularly accidental omissions. In the light of such carelessness in transcription, it is not surprising that a good many correctors (apparently as many as nine) have been at work on the manuscript, some contemporary (or identical) with the original scribes (~a), and others as late as the twelfth century. Tischendorf’s edition of the manuscript enumerates some 14,800 places where some alteration has been made to the text. By far the most extensive of the corrections are those made by a group of scholars in the seventh century...

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Is PIPI the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton? :)

Taken from :
Metzger, Bruce M. Manuscripts of the Greek Bible : an introduction to Greek palaeography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981. Print.

“……by the time of Jerome, ignorant readers, imagining the Tetragrammaton to be a Greek word, actually pronounced it ‘Pipi‘!”

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