How many ancient manuscripts of the New Testament exist?
A) Fewer than 1,000
B) Between 1,000 and 2,500
C) Between 2,500 and 5,000
D) More than 5,000
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Did You Get the Right Answer?
The accuracy of the Bible is often heavily contested by its critics. Claims that the Bible has been changed too much to be reliable have been made over and over again. Yet, have these experts even considered the amount of ancient manuscripts and the actual impact of their minor differences?
Answer: D) More than 5,000
We can compare amount of New Testament manuscripts against the quantity of manuscripts from other authors around the same time that we often reference in history books in the Western world… the numbers are overwhelmingly clear and the amount of changes assuredly minute… There are far more copies of the New Testament!
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