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Reliable Greek Text

This section of the website answers many questions that people might have with respect to the reliability of the Textus Receptus, the Greek New Testament text underlying the King James Bible. Most of the articles defend the accuracy of the Textus Receptus as it compares to the popular Nestle-Aland/United Bible Society text. For more information on the Textus Receptus, please visit TextusReceptus.com.

Which Text to Use?

  • Q. Don't Christian leaders prefer the Nestle-Aland text?
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  • Q. Are the differences between the Textus Receptus and Nestle-Aland important?
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  • Q. Hasn't modern textual criticism determined the correct readings?
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The Age of Manuscripts

  • Q. Aren't Textus Receptus readings based on 12th century manuscripts?
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  • Q. Aren't older manuscripts more reliable?
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  • Q. Wouldn't older manuscripts have less copyist errors?
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  • Q. How could late witnesses contain early readings?
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The Number of Manuscripts

  • Q. Wasn't the Textus Receptus based on just a few manuscripts?
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  • Q. Don't we have access to more manuscripts now than in the 16th century?
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  • Q. Isn't it true that no manuscript matches the Textus Receptus perfectly?
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  • Q. Aren't some Textus Receptus readings based on weak manuscript evidence?
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  • Q. Aren't some Textus Receptus readings based on no Greek manuscript evidence?
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Miscellaneous

  • Q. Aren't the more difficult and shorter readings preferable?
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