A History of the Text of the New Testament


This timeline looks at the journey of the New Testament text from its earliest manuscripts to the scholarly editions of today. It focuses primarily on the ancient languages and not the English translations (see also the History of the Bible in English timeline).

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A collection of first-century Jewish and early Christian writings that, along with the Old Testament, makes up the Christian Bible.

Textual documents, usually handwritten.

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