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What are the implications of the recent finding in Vatican Library in relation to Matt 12:1?

The incident in Matt 12:1-7 is also recorded by Mark and Luke. The wording of the first verse is essentially the same in Mark. However, in Luke 6:1 we have the following record: One Sabbath Jesus ...
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How can we trust the Hebrew Bible to be accurate when the oldest MSS go back only to about the tenth century C.E.?

39+ different answers The Old Testament is not a single book, but a collection of 39 books (or 46, depending on who you ask). Some of these books are well-attested in Hebrew before the 10th century, ...
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Is "theos" of the Textus Receptus of 1 Timothy 3:16 the original reading?

John William Burgon wrote “The Revision Revised” (1881) to which anyone would have to refer sooner or later to decide if there was any merit in Sir Isaac Newton’s assertions concerning 1 Timothy 3:16. ...
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What are the implications of the recent finding in Vatican Library in relation to Matt 12:1?

What are the implications of the recent finding in the Vatican Library in relation to Matt 12:1? As @Michael16's answer shows, there is no new text discovered. As @Dottard points out, the longer ...
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Why do some Bible translations differ on how Proverbs 16:31 is translated?

You will notice here that the word "if" is not explicitly present in the Hebrew. However, the meaning of the verse implies a condition. The verse describes the condition under which the ...
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Is there any evidence that Genesis chapter 50 once contained more verses beyond verse 26?

The simple and clear answer is: "Genesis ends where it ends (at vs. 26) The Proof within the Hebrew Text The Hebrew text we have is based on the Lenigrad Codex. That codex ends with these words: ...
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What manuscripts did people use to create the NIV and KJV? Are the manuscripts used to fashion the NIV older than the KJV?

Both versions use distinct sets of manuscripts for the Old Testament and New Testament. One might say that the NIV uses an "older" Old Testament manuscript on occasion by deferring to the Septuagint ...
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What is the manuscript evidence for the Joseph Smith Translation of John 4:24

I agree with @Hold to the Rod - The Joseph Smith translation is not based on textual criticism but what He claimed was a "restored" NT text; that is, based on non-Biblical and non-manuscript ...
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What are the lameds in the scribal annotations in the Aleppo Codex?

The annotation can be found here on the left page, to the right of the rightmost column, near the top. This column is a couple words into 1 Kings 18:27 : I see that I remembered it wrong: it's just ...
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Is 1 Timothy 3:16 wording so critical that if one wrong word is used, the relationship of Father with Son, and Who became flesh, is made uncertain?

I wish to look at the theological reasons for why the WH/Nestle school could weaken the relationship between Father and Son by not saying God was manifested in flesh at the incarnation. [Verbatim ...
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Was the author of Daniel 7-11 a traditionalist?

If the Maccabean hypothesis is correct, we can still be reasonably sure that the author of chapters 7-11 was a traditionalist. The reason is that the Maccabean Revolt was essentially a traditionalist ...
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Riches or Divinity? (Revelation 5:12)

Almost all modern versions of the NT are translations of the Greek text. In Rev 5:12, that Greek text is essentially undisputed. It reads: λέγοντες φωνῇ μεγάλῃ Ἄξιόν ἐστιν τὸ ἀρνίον τὸ ἐσφαγμένον ...
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Manuscripts and Minuscules

When the New Testament books were written the handwriting was uncials, which looked more like capital letters, with no punctuation. Uncials Uncials Minuscules introduced separate capital and small ...
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Are there any ancient manuscripts of books without titles?

Are there documents without titles? Yes, but only in a trivial sense. As noted in the OP, numerous ancient manuscripts are incomplete. A title would be found either in the superscript (the top) or the ...
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What is the accurate English translation of Judges 8:18 (Codex Alexandrinus)?

The textual situation of LXX Judges is somewhat unusual (although not wholly unique). As Philip E. Satterthwaite explains it in his introduction to the NETS edition of Judges, [In the absence of a ...
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Are the Isaiah Scrolls from Cave 4 substantially different from the Masoretic text?

1QIsa is generally in agreement with the Masoretic codices such as the Alleppo Codex. (1) Between 'The Great Isaiah Scroll' 1QIsa and Masoretic codices the number of textual variants is well over 2,...
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What is currently the earliest reference for the title of, "According to Matthew"

Manuscript evidence The earliest manuscript bearing the title "according to Matthew" is very likely P64/67 (these fragments are usually considered part of the same original manuscript). This ...
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Why did Textus Receptus add "prōtotokos" in Matthew 1:25, or why did the greek NU-Text omit "firstborn" before son?

Did Textus Receptus add πρωτότοκον in Matthew 1:25, or did NU-Text forget to include πρωτότοκον (Which manuscript is older) ? The manuscripts that Nestle-Aland and UBS use for support are older (4th ...
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How to explain the differences in Matthew 19:16-17 translations?

This is my second answer, after deleting my first answer as per comments below. I had a look at my two Greek Interlinear translations, one claiming to be of the pedigree of texts used by the KJV. It ...
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How to explain the differences in Matthew 19:16-17 translations?

All of the Greek Texts on the Textus Receptus website show : διδασκαλε αγαθε τι αγαθον ---- 'Good Master, what good ...' for Matthew 19:16. Stephens, Elzevir, Beza and Scrivener all agree. All of ...
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Is 1 Timothy 3:16 wording so critical that if one wrong word is used, the relationship of Father with Son, and Who became flesh, is made uncertain?

Why did Erasmus in Textus Receptus emend the Nomina Sacra "ΘC" (from Codex Sinaiticus) with "Θεὸς" in [1 Timothy 3:16]? George Howard argues that κς (κύριος) and θς (θεός) were ...
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Why is it so abrupt the change between Mark 9:37 and Mark 9:38?

An understanding of the structure of Mark's gospel will help explain. Unlike the other accounts of Jesus' life on earth, Mark has greater emphasis on what Jesus did than on what he said. Mark writes ...
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Hebrew Gospels vat. ebr. 100

You might be interested in Pere Casanellas and Harvey J. Hames: A TEXTUAL AND CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF THE HEBREW GOSPELS TRANSLATED FROM CATALAN, Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies (1759-...
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Looking for highest possible resolution images of papyrus mss (for example P66 or P75)

The best place to see high resolution images is the Virtual Manuscript Room. Note, though, that a number of these are 'locked out' so that you cannot access them without an account. A number of them, ...
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Looking for highest possible resolution images of papyrus mss (for example P66 or P75)

You can find high quality images indexed by passages in the Gospel of John at https://ntvmr.uni-muenster.de/manuscript-workspace (start by searching for "p66" then select whatever page you ...
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What manuscript tradition do Mark 1:2 & Matthew 11:10 quote from for Malachi 3:1?

Let us examine these one at a time. I will quote them in a very literal English to make things easier. Mark 1:2 The Greek Text: "Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare ...
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Codex 1r available with historic remarks?

The work you are looking for appears to be available online here. It is included in the work, Handschriftliche Funde: Die Erasmischen Entstellungen des Textes der Apokalypse , by Franz Delitzsch, ...
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