Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Copies of copies of copies
The original autograph is lost, of course, rendering the claim of its inerrancy meaningless. What we have, as biblical scholar Bart Ehrman reminds us, are copies of copies of copies, in which all the mistakes, both accidental and intentional, have been multiplied exponentially over the centuries. If fact, there are now more known differences among our manuscripts than there are words in the New Testament.