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In "The Original Text of the New Testament," renowned conservative Christian New Testament Textual Criticism scholar delves into the rich and unparalleled manuscript evidence for the Greek New Testament. With a deep commitment to establishing the original words of the New Testament manuscripts, this comprehensive guide illuminates the essential principles and historical development of textual criticism while addressing common misconceptions and skepticism.

With over 5,800 Greek New Testament manuscripts, more than 15,000 version manuscripts, and numerous church father quotations, the author demonstrates how the vast wealth of evidence surpasses any other ancient literature. The book examines the history of textual criticism since the 1500s, exploring the contributions of notable scholars, the discovery of key manuscripts, and the development of critical editions of the Greek New Testament.

Through detailed analysis of textual variants and evaluation criteria, this scholarly work provides readers with the tools to confidently ascertain the original text of the New Testament. The author also highlights the role of the Holy Spirit in the transmission and preservation of God's Word, emphasizing the importance of faith in approaching the text.

"The Original Text of the New Testament" serves as both a comprehensive introduction for students of textual criticism and a valuable resource for seasoned scholars. By demonstrating the reliability and trustworthiness of the New Testament text, this book emboldens Christian readers to engage with their faith on a deeper level, instilling confidence in the enduring quest for the original text.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (June 26, 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 305 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8838283030
  • Item Weight: ‎ 1.17 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.69 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).

THE ORIGINAL TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT: Ascertaining the Original Words of the O

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