Bango sex chat - The dating of the new testament
They are written on papyrus and date from well before the fourth century.
The earliest papyrus manuscripts come very close to the time when the New Testament was written.
We owe this to the efforts of two wealthy book collectors, Chester Beatty and Martin Bodmer.
The most important tools for textual critics are the manuscripts themselves.
In the sixteenth century the Greek New Testament was published for the first time in printed form.
Tischendorf himself and the British scholars Westcott and Hort produced two rival editions of the Greek text.
They believed that their text reflected the original as well as possible, even if it was based on manuscripts dating from at least three centuries after the New Testament was written.
Erasmus' intention with his edition was to provide a basis for a new Latin translation of the New Testament.