Compared to other ancient documents, the New Testament has far…
Compared to other ancient documents, the New Testament has far more textual evidence in its favor than any other ancient writing.
The Bible is the only ancient document that has withstood years of transmission with remarkable accuracy and clarity.
The Bible was written within 30 to 60 years from Jesus’ death and within the lifetime of His apostles and followers. The earliest copy of the manuscript available is also only within 130 years from Jesus’ death.
Furthermore, the vast amount of copies available (about 24,000) make it considerably hard for anyone who was trying to alter/modify any of the verses in the Bible.
We can trust it to be what it says it is: the word of God.
This chart was adapted from “Evidence that Demands a Verdict” by Josh McDowell, 1979, pages 42 and 43.
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