The History of the Bible
Some people think the New Testament has been translated "so many times" that it has become corrupted through stages of translation. If the translations were being made from other translations, these people might have a case. But translations are actually made directly from the original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic source texts based on thousands of ancient manuscripts.
For instance, we know the New Testament we have today is true to its original form because:
1. We have such a huge number of manuscript copies -- over 24,000.
2. Those copies agree with each other, word for word, 99.5% of the time.
3. The dates of these manuscripts are very close to the dates of their originals
I don't have time to go through the entire history of the Bible but I encourage you to do some research on the History of the Bible and you wil be amazed what you find. There are wonderful books in the area of "Apologetics," which is the defense of the Christian faith.RECOMMENDED READING: I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman L. Geisler
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