What original manuscript by whom? You never show it.
It is common knowledge that the Greek New Testament text produced by Westcott and Hort was based on the Alexandrian manuscripts Sinaticus and Vaticanus. This text was then used to produce the Revised Version 1881 and the American Standard Version 1901. The more recent translations such as the...www.preservedword.com
Not CATHOLIC AS YOU CLAIM.
A King James Only site.It is common knowledge that the Greek New Testament text produced by Westcott and Hort was based on the Alexandrian manuscripts Sinaticus and Vaticanus. This text was then used to produce the Revised Version 1881 and the American Standard Version 1901. The more recent translations such as the...www.preservedword.com
Not CATHOLIC AS YOU CLAIM.
Here is a great article from the same site on the Alexandrian texts …
Vaticanus is the sole property of the Vatican; it has been a part of the Vatican library since at least 1475. It’s history previous is unknown. It was written by three scribes, and has been corrected by at least two more. Vaticanus adds to the Old Testament the apocryphal books of Baruch, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Judith, Tobit, and the Epistle of Jeremiah. Dean Burgon describes the poor workmanship of Vaticanus:
Codex B [Vaticanus] comes to us without a history: without recommendation of any kind, except that of its antiquity. It bears traces of careless transcription in every page. The mistakes which the original transcriber made are of perpetual recurrence.
One would then assume that Tischendorf found the prized Sinaiticus on a library shelf, hidden among other manuscripts. Well, this is not exactly the case. He found it in a trash can, waiting to be burnt! Sound incredible? Tischendorf gives his personal testimony:
It was at the foot of Mount Sinai, in the Convent of St. Catherine, that I discovered the pearl of all my researches. In visiting the library of the monastery, in the month of May, 1844, I perceived in the middle of the great hall a large and wide basket full of old parchments; and the librarian, who was a man of information, told me that two heaps of papers like these, moldered by time, had been already committed to the flames. What was my surprise to find amid this heap of papers a considerable number of sheets of a copy of the Old Testament in Greek, which seemed to me to be one of the most ancient that I had ever seen.
These inferior texts have ushered in The Great Apostasy, as they have been embraced by the bulk of self appointed “textual critics”, … they among other things diminish Christ, a work that we know is of the Devil, … as well they create division, confusion and schism.