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1

Which of these is the oldest witness to the original writings of the NT?

Early church fathers, Old Italian(1st version of Latin vulgate) Waldensian Bible.

2

Was Jerome’s Latin Vulgate version universally accepted in his day?

No, it was critiqued by Halvedius. It cannot be used an authoritative manuscript.

3

Which does the 2nd century Peshitta most closely agree with?

It resembles the Textus Receptus.

4

Which of these is the oldest witness to the original writing of the NT?

Temple manuscript, Waldensian Bible.

5

What does the Gothic version created by Ulfilas (missionary to the Goths) contribute to the earliest witness issue regarding the NT?

Proves that Textus Receptus existed 350 years prior to what people claim it was.

6

How does the “Diatessaron” found in Asia Minor and Syria contribute significantly to the issue of what the earliest witness was to the NT?

It’s from 170 AD, it’s 200 years older than Sinaiticus or Vaticanus and over 200 found in Syria or Africa. There was tons of them.

7

Why is the argument that “older is better” regarding the Greek manuscripts not true when used by textual criticism proponentS?

Because it is not the earliest witness.

8

Where are the oldest witnesses found quoting the Textus Receptus?

Early church fathers

9

What does the Magdalen papyrus have in it?

A Textus Receptus reading from Matthew.

10

When was the last 12 verses of Mark quoted

From the 2nd century throughout church history.

11

What did liberal critic Kirsopp Lake prove about the great number of Textus Receptus manuscripts?

They are all examples of a large number of original copies, not just copies of one manuscript.

12

What value should be put on the oldest existing Greek manuscripts?

None. The oldest are the worst.

13

Why is an “older and better” manuscript suspect by some?

They were not used up proving they were not used.

14

What do critical scholars like Zuntz point out regarding the Minority Text witnesses in the papyrus?

They contain 200 nonsense readings, 400 itastic spelling and give terrible attention to details of copying.

15

What did liberal critic Krisopp Lake prove early Christian scribes did with old Textus Receptus manuscripts?

They copied the manuscripts and then destroyed them (so there would not be misreading) like the OT scribes.

16

When looking at 1 Jn. 5:7, what does “age” speak to its authenticity?

Quoted 70 years after John wrote it.

17

When is 1 Jn. 5:7 quoted in history?

From the 2nd century throughout church history.

18

Why do early quotes of 1 John 5:7 prove it’s authencity?

It had to be there from there to quote. Quotes of apostolic fathers predate S/V.

19

What assumption of Westcott & Hort has been disproved regarding the Early Church Fathers?

Textus Receptus is quoted over 86,000 times.

20

What does quotations of the Early Church fathers mean for the Greek Minority text?

It’s not the earliest and best example of the NT.

21

Which text stream agrees with the earliest versions (Peshitta 150 AD, Old Latin version 157 AD, and the Italic Bible 157 AD)

Textus Receptus

22

Why should the evidence in the Peshitta 150 AD, the Old Latin version 157 AD, and the Italic Bible 157 AD, be considered against the Minority Text?

They are 200 years earlier than the minority Egyptian text.

23

How many quotations of the Textus Receptus are there in the Early Church Fathers?

Over 86,000

24

When looking at 1 Jn. 5:7, what does “count or number” speak as to its authenticity?

The earliest versions and citations of early writers show it was there. It had to be there.

25

When looking at 1 Jn. 5:7, what does “variety” speak to its authenticity?

It has multiple geographical locations and multiple type of witnesses.

26

When looking at 1 Jn. 5:7, what does “spread” speak to its authenticity?

Geographical area, numerous ancient writers and it was widely dispersed.

27

When looking at 1 Jn. 5:7, what does “longevity” speak to its authenticity?

It was there from the 2nd century throughout history.

28

When looking at 1 Jn. 5:7, what does “weight or respectability of witnesses” speak to its authenticity?

The TR is in agreement and it does not have terrible multiple readings like other documents.

29

What does the Minority Text reading of 1 Jn. 5:7 have regarding the criterion of “spread”?

Geographically limited.

30

How many early Greek witnesses do we have for 1 Jn. 5:7?

19 cursive manuscripts, 4 unical, 60 lectionaries and that's not counting translations.