Category Archives: Causes for Variations

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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95 Mixture or Roll of Myrrh, John 19:39

Mixture or Roll of Myrrh; John 19:39 In John 19:39 three different words are found in the manuscripts that describe what Nicodemus took along to take care of the body of Christ. The United Bible Societies text provides an evaluation … Continue reading

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