Youth bible study lesson on dating
No credible Biblical scholar on this earth will claim that the Bible was written by Jesus himself.
The Gospels have come through the mind of the church behind the authors.
156 According to Newton, this verse first appeared for in the third edition of Erasmus's (1466-1536) New Testament.
For all of the above reasons, we find that when thirty two biblical scholars backed by fifty cooperating Christian denominations got together to compile the Revised Standard Version of the Bible based upon the most ancient Biblical manuscripts available to them today, they made some very extensive changes.
People continued to put words in the mouths of Jesus, his disciples, and even God himself with no reservations whatsoever. If these people were being "inspired" by God, I wondered, then why did they need to put these words into name"? Edward Gibbon, explains the reason for the discardal of this verse from the pages of the Bible with the following words: "Of all the manuscripts now extant, above fourscore in number, some of which are more than 1200 years old, the orthodox copies of the Vatican, of the Complutensian editors, of Robert Stephens are becoming invisible; and the two manuscripts of Dublin and Berlin are unworthy to form an exception...
However, as I would later find out, this verse is now universally recognized as being a later "insertion" of the Church and all recent versions of the Bible, such as the Revised Standard Version the New Revised Standard Version, the New American Standard Bible, the New English Bible, the Phillips Modern English Bible ..
have all unceremoniously expunged this verse from their pages. The scripture translator Benjamin Wilson gives the following explanation for this action in his "Emphatic Diaglott." Mr.
It is therefore evidently spurious." Others, such as the late Dr. Armstrong argued that this verse was added to the Latin Vulgate edition of the Bible during the heat of the controversy between Rome, Arius, and God's people.
Whatever the reason, this verse is now universally recognized as an insertion and discarded.Also, why did God need to wait till after the departure of Jesus to "inspire" his "true" nature? In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, the Bibles were corrected by Lan Frank, Archbishop of Canterbury, and by Nicholas, a cardinal and librarian of the Roman church, secundum Ortodoxam fidem. Gibbon later said "His structures are founded in argument, enriched with learning, and enlivened with wit, and his adversary neither deserves nor finds any quarter at his hands. Gibbon had predicted, the simple fact that the most learned scholars of Christianity now unanimously recognize this verse to be a later interpolation of the Church has not prevented the preservation of this fabricated text in our modern Bibles.