Category Archives: NT Textual Reliability

Does the New Testament we have accurately represent what was originally written?

Notes on Early New Testament Manuscripts

Related posts: Notes on Early Christian Churches Notes on Population in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity From Encountering the Manuscripts: An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & New Testament by Philip W. Comfort (see Annotated Bibliography on New Testament … Continue reading

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Notes on Early Christian Churches

Related posts: Notes on Early New Testament Manuscripts Notes on Population in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity From Encountering the Manuscripts: An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & New Testament by Philip W. Comfort (see Annotated Bibliography on New … Continue reading

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Is the Bible Reliable? (1 of 4): Introduction | Mark Ashton 

In the introductory video of this 2009 series, Pastor Mark Ashton of Christ Community Church in Omaha says that expecting someone to believe that the Bible is the word of God is too big a leap.  He suggests following a … Continue reading

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How Geographic Separation Affirms the Reliability of the New Testament | J. Warner Wallace

(4-minute read; 904 words) Source: How Geographic Separation Affirms the Reliability of the New Testament | Cold Case Christianity HT: Greg West at The Poached Egg of Ratio Christi

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Michael Kruger Reports on Craig Evans and the Expected Life of the New Testament Autographs

This post explains that the extant copies of the New Testament might be more closely related to the originals than previously thought. (2 min read; 581 words) Source: Is the Original Text of the New Testament Lost? Rethinking Our Access … Continue reading

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The Reliability of the Oral Tradition That Preceded the New Testament

This 14:49 video discusses the oral tradition about Jesus which preceded, and was the basis for, the written texts we have in the New Testament. Excerpt (14:14 through 14:35): Scholars estimate the reliability of an oral tradition can last for … Continue reading

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A Sub-Bibliography of Nineteenth-Century and Prior Works

This is a subsidiary post of Annotated Bibliography on New Testament Text and Canon. Because my bibliography on text and canon (“apostolic apologetics”) is so long, and because older works have particular advantages and disadvantages, I thought it might be … Continue reading

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William Lane Craig on Bart D. Ehrman (1 of 6) – YouTube

William Lane Craig on Bart Ehrman (1 of 6) – YouTube.

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NT Manuscripts – Papyri

This is a catalog that describes prominent papyri, such as P45 (Gospels-Acts) and P46 (Letters of Paul). NT Manuscripts – Papyri.

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Dating the Oldest New Testament Manuscripts

Article by Peter van Minnen, includes bibliography (6 min read; 1,611 words) Dating the Oldest New Testament Manuscripts.

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