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(Part 5)



†††††††Christianity

†††††††††††††Islam

Manuscripts

New Testament written before the Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., & before the fire of Rome, because these events and the martyrdoms of James (62 A.D.), Paul (64 A.D.) & Peter (65 A.D.), all pivotal Christian events, are not mentioned.

New Testament manuscripts

5,300 Greek
10,000
Latin Vulgate
9,300
other early versions
+ 24,000
manuscript copies of portions of the New Testament in existence today!

Magdalene Manuscript

(Dr.Thiede)=50-68A.D.
(KE=Kurios=Lord) oldest of 98 Papyrus
=15,000 translations:
Latin, Syriac, Coptic Armenian, Gothic, Nubian, Georgian, Ethiopic
=2,135 Lectionaries
from 6th century
=32,000 quotes
from Early Church Fathers' letters; all N. Test. except for 11 verses (-325A.D.)

Uthmanic recension. not Topkapi / Sammarkand

1.†††††Ma'il 7th-9th century Medina and Mecca.

2.†††††Mashq 7th century onwards.

3.†††††Kufic 8th-11th century.