Ancient Authors Did Not Attempt to Quote Word for Word – from a post by Timothy Paul Jones

 [T]he notion of word-for-word agreement is a relatively recent historical development. In times of antiquity it was not the practice to give a verbatim repetition every time something was written out. To be sure, I don’t believe that one passage of Scripture ever directly contradicts other passages. Yet, when someone asks, “Does everything in Scripture and in the biblical manuscripts agree word-for-word?” that person is asking the wrong question. The answer to that question will always be a resounding “no.”

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Apologetics: Can We Trust a Copy of a Copy? – Timothy Paul Jones

(HT: The Poached Egg of Ratio Christi)

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