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In an era where skepticism about the Bible’s reliability is rampant, "400,000+ Scribal Errors in the Greek New Testament Manuscripts: What Assurance Do We Have that We Can Trust the Bible?" emerges as a comprehensive and enlightening response. This book meticulously addresses the complex subject of textual variants in New Testament manuscripts, offering readers a deep dive into the world of New Testament Textual Criticism (NTTC).


The book begins by challenging the conspiracy hypothesis and the influence of prominent scholars like Bart D. Ehrman. It navigates through the commonly held misconceptions and the exaggerated impact of scribal errors on the integrity of the New Testament text. Each chapter is structured to build the reader's understanding, from exploring the historical journey of the Bible manuscripts to examining the rigorous process of textual criticism.

Key themes include a critical examination of the Greek New Testament, the transmission and preservation of manuscripts, and the impact of early Christianity and persecution on the New Testament text. The author also delves into the reliability of early texts and modern critical editions like NA28 and UBS5.


One of the book's core arguments is the distinction between significant and insignificant variants and their impact on reconstructing the original text. It emphasizes the importance of understanding the certainty levels of textual variants, utilizing various textual tools, and comprehensively analyzing these variants.


A unique feature of this book is its detailed discussion on how modern Bible translations handle textual variants, including an in-depth look at the New King James Version and the Updated American Standard Version (UASV). The book also includes a specialized commentary on the New Testament text and translation, providing a clear perspective on the nature and number of textual variants.


"400,000+ Scribal Errors in the Greek New Testament Manuscripts" offers an authoritative and accessible approach to a complex subject, affirming the reliability of the New Testament. It is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to understand the robustness of textual scholarship and the trustworthiness of the biblical text amidst the criticisms and doubts of the modern era.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (August 20, 2019)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 185 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1949586928
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1949586923
  • Item Weight: ‎ 9 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.42 x 9 inches



EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).


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