Category Archives: Ancient Translations

131Was Jesus appointed over the work of God’s hands? Hebrews 2:7

In Hebrews two verse seven, two variations are found where some manuscripts (handwritten copies) do have the clause: “You set Him over the work of your hands” while it is lacking in others. What could be the origin of this … Continue reading

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128 Source Greek Text for NT Translation

Initially anybody who required a copy of the original autographs of the epistles, gospels or any other part of the New Testament had to make his own, or employ a scribe to make a copy. These copies were usually made … Continue reading

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125 To Swear or Not; 1 Timothy 2:7.

In 1 Timothy 2:5 – 7 we are confronted with an extremely important difference. To add or remove the words “in Christ” is not something to be taken lightly. It indeed changes the statement into an oath or visa versa! … Continue reading

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124 “The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…” Ephesians 3:14

In most modern translations the words printed in bold are not found: “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” What would be the reason for leaving such an important qualification from the … Continue reading

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123 Is Wisdom justified by his children or his deeds? Matthews 11:19

Is wisdom justified by God’s children, or by God’s deeds? KJV: Matthews 11:18 – 19: “For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say; … Continue reading

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115 Why is “evil spoken” of the Spirit and “He is glorified” removed from 1 Peter 4?

In the manuscripts available on 1 Peter, the clause: “…on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.” is lacking in some. How could this variation originated and how can we discern which would … Continue reading

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111. Should we withdraw from difficult people? 1Tim. 6:5

According to the King James Version, Paul gives the direct advice to Timothy to withdraw from difficult people. (1Tim. 6:5) Modern versions do not include this order. What would be the reason? 1Tim. 6:3 – 5  “If any man teach … Continue reading

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