Word of Truth) was preserved uncorrupted through all the ages of darkness."
The Gallic Bible (Southern France) (AD177)
The Gothic Bible (AD 330-350)
Old Syriac Bible (AD 400)
The Armenian Bible (AD 400) There are 1244 copies of this version still
The Palestinian Syriac (AD 450)
The French Bible of Oliveton (AD 1535)
Bible (AD 1602)
The Italian Bible of Diodati (AD 1606)
The Greek Orthodox Bible: Used from Apostolic
times to the present day by the Greek Orthodox Church.
All the above mentioned Bibles and the vast majority (about 99%) of the 5200 extant New Testament
MSS are in agreement with the text now known as Textus Receptus; the Text which underlies the Authorised
King James Bible.
Question: Where can I obtain a copy of the
Answer: A paperback (800 pages) entitled The
Interlinear Greek-English N.T. by Berry is obtainable from: Eye Opener Publications P.O. Box 7944, Eugene,
Oregon 97401 U.S.A.
This is the Textus Receptus from which the KJV was
translated in 1611. Literal modern English words appear between the Greek lines and under each word, making it possible for
anyone to make an accurate check of all Bibles versions. The KJV appears in the margins. Notice in how many ways modern translations
vary from the Greek text.
Why did the early churches of the 2 nd and 3rd centuries
and all the Protestant Reformers of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries choose Textus Receptus
in preference to the Minority Text?
The answer is because:
- Textus Receptus is based on the vast majority (90%) of the 5000+ Greek
manuscripts in existence. That is why it is also called the Majority Text.
- Textus Receptus is not mutilated with deletions, additions and amendments,
as is the Minority Text.
- Textus Receptus agrees with the earliest versions of the Bible: Peshitta
(AD150) Old Latin Vulgate (AD157), the Italic Bible (AD157) etc. These Bibles were produced some 200 years before
the minority Egyptian codices favoured by the Roman Church. Remember this vital point.
- Textus Receptus agrees wih the vast majority of the 86,000+ citations from
scripture by the early church fathers.
- Textus Receptus is untainted with Egyptian philosophy and unbelief.
- Textus Receptus strongly upholds the fundamental doctrines of the Christian
faith: the creation account in Genesis, the divinity of Jesus Christ, the virgin birth, the Saviour's miracles, his bodily
resurrection, his literal return and the cleansing power of his blood!
- Textus Receptus was - and still is - the enemy of the Roman Church. This
is an important fact to bear in mind
"The Majority Text has been known throughout history by several names.
It has been known as the Byzantine text, the Imperial Text, the Traditional Text and the Reformation
Text as well as the Majority Text. This text culminates in the TEXTUS RECEPTUS or Received Text which
is the basis for the King James Bible, which we know also as the Authorized Version....
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