Category Archives: Causes for Variations

120 Quotation from Ps 24:1 left out from 1 Corinthians 10:28.

120 Quotation from Ps 24:1 left out from 1 Corinthians 10:28. I always love it when authors of the New Testament quote from the Old Testament. Therefore I was very concerned when I found that the precious word “The earth … Continue reading

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119 Damage to a Manuscript Causing a Variation. 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

Could damage to a manuscript cause a variation? That is the question on the table in our research to find the cause for a variation found in some manuscripts in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Paul refers to the coming of the … Continue reading

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118 The spirit of the Antichrist, 1 John 4:3

Why would confessing Jesus as born in the flesh be a standard by which to test the spirit within a prophet? 1 John 4:2 – 3: “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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117 Was it Herod, or his informants that said that John the Baptist had risen from the dead?

Mark 6:14 Herod said, or others said; elegen, or elegon An interesting variation occurred when an epsilon (e) was confused for an omicron (o) or visa versa, causing some manuscripts to read elegen; “he said” while others read elegon; “they … Continue reading

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113 Why is “After the order of Melchizedec” left out of Hebrews 7:21?

Why would such an important indication as “after the order of Melchizedec” be left out of Hebrews 7:21 in most modern versions of the Bible? When there is an important departure from the King James Version, there should be a … Continue reading

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106 Did God create all nations out of one blood, or one man? (Acts 17:26)

Sometimes there are differences that present as possibly challenging a crucial Biblical truth. Did God create all nations out of one blood, or one man? We should study every difference thoroughly to get to the bottom of the cause for … Continue reading

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105 Was Paul “a baby” or “gentle” among the Thessalonians?

105. Babes or gentle 1Thes. 2:7 In 1 Thessalonians 2:6 – 7 Paul stresses his and his fellow apostles’ position towards the congregation in the form of a couplet. In a couplet the second sentence accentuates the first. But in … Continue reading

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101 What Robin Williams can teach us about Jesus and the Bible.

101 What Robin Williams can teach us about Jesus and the Bible. Robin Williams is dead. They say he committed suicide. What can we learn about Jesus and the Bible through his death and the reports that appeared in the … Continue reading

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100 Whereto we have already attained, let us walk. Phil. 3:16

100 Whereto we have already attained, let us walk. Phil. 3:16. 100 Whereto we have already attained, let us walk. Phil. 3:16. Whenever a longer and shorter version of a text do exist in the available manuscripts, I believe that … Continue reading

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99. Textual Variants and Ancient Readers

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
In my essay that has just been published (mentioned in my post yesterday), my broader emphasis is that intentional textual variants in NT writings likely resulted from ancient readers.  In the case of the…

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