Tag Archives: Ancient Bible Manuscripts

129 As Christ accepted You or Us; Romans 15:7

In many places in the Bible two or more groups of people are mentioned in opposition to one another. To which group we identify ourselves can blind us for something important in that Scripture. Do we see ourselves as part … 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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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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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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110. Why would “by his blood” be left out of Colossians 1:14 in modern versions?

The statement “through his blood” in Colossians 1:14, is not found in most modern versions of the Bible. What would be the reason that such a Biblical truth could be removed? (KJVR) “In whom we have redemption through his blood, … 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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88 Who bewitched you not to obey the truth?

Who bewitched you? Galatians 3:1 There are certain Biblical truths that can be added after every verse in the Bible, like the refrain “for his mercy is unchanging for ever.” found after each of the 26 statements in Psalm 136. … Continue reading

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86. “Born Again” or “Born from Above”? John 3:3

“Born Again” or “Born from Above”? In all languages we have words with double meanings. When Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:3 that those who do not fulfill the requirement, will not “see” the Kingdom of God, He did … Continue reading

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83 WHAT IF WE FOUND THE ORIGINAL NEW TESTAMENT BUT DID NOT KNOW IT?

I post this most interesting article by Dan Wallace that he originally posted on the blog “Parchment and Pen” on 13 September 2007. In it he describes inter alia the criteria paleographers use to date a manuscript.

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80 Was Grace removed from Luke 9:55-56?

80 Was Grace translated out of Luke 9:55-56? In Luke 9:53-56 we find an incident where it might seem as though the modern versions of the Bible have removed grace for the Samaritans. But when a version is so commonly … Continue reading

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