Observations on New Testament Text and/or Canon

The textual evidence suggests that there has never been more than one version of any of the 27 documents that comprise the New Testament.  That’s not to say that there aren’t the sort of variants that arise naturally with hand-written copying.  Such variants, however, have never proven to be material.  That is, we don’t have one book of Romans that names Jesus as Lord and another that names someone else in that role.

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The Gospels and the Epistles each took shape as individual collections long before they were combined into a single collection.

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