Canon of Scripture 6 - The Text of the NT

Series: The Canon of Scripture: How did the Bible become the Bible?

Category: Bible Study

In this sixth and final installment in our Canon of Scripture series, we focus on the texts of the NT documents themselves. Despite being unquestionably the most reliable and historically verifiable document of the entire ancient world, the NT is often perceived and taught as being full of errors and radically different from the 'originals' and is therefore unreliable. There is also confusion between the terms 'transmission' and 'translation'. Today we will examine the actual ancient manuscripts from which our modern translations derive, explore the nature and relative significance of the many scribal errors that need to be accounted for, and study how these ancient manuscripts were copied and preserved (transmitted) over the centuries.