The Text of the Bible
Can we trust the Gospels?
answers the Muslim charge of a corrupted Bible and traces its history.
The Muslim who-when-where-how-what-why-multi-problem
New Testament Textual Criticism
and the True Significance of the Variants
Background issues for the dialog with Muslims
Since we are not really experts ourselves on this somewhat technical
issue, most these links lead to articles on other web sites. On this
page we are only concerned with the topic of how well the text of the
Biblical books has been preserved, the age of the manuscripts and
similar questions. This is about textual criticism, not about content,
canonicity, inspiration and other issues which are dealt with
Manuscript Evidence for the Bible
Testament Documents - Are they reliable? by F. F. Bruce
The New Testament Documents and the Historicity of the Resurrection
How Old Are the Most Ancient New Testament Manuscripts Known Today?
The Greek papyrus 7Q5 from Qumran
7Q5 - Facts or Fiction?
Are the Biblical Documents Reliable?
The Truth of the Bible: Preserved or Corrupted?
The Historicity of the Bible
The Encyclopedia of New Testament Textual Criticism
A list of links relevant to textual questions, the
for Biblical Studies and NT Papyri & Codices.
gopher://ccat.sas.upenn.edu:3333/11/Religious/Biblical has the Septuagint and the Hebrew text online.
Other Bible issues
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