The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction

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42. The Transmission of the Text

Questions for Research and Discussion

  1. With some detail describe the principles that textual critics use to analyze internal evidence? How reliable are these principles?
  2. Outline the history of the text of the NT from Constantine to Westcott and Hort.
  3. Discuss the importance of Westcott and Hort with regard to the Greek NT.
  4. How prevalent are textual variants in the NT? Does this affect the reliability of the NT?
  5. Discuss the development of the King James Version. Upon what texts and/or manuscripts was it based? How does it compare with the Revised Version?