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"The basic document of the Christian Faith is the Greek New Testament." The original sources for the Greek New Testament were the inspired autographs of the various writers of the New Testament books. None of these autographs, however, are known to exist today. All that has come down to us are copies of copies of the original manuscripts.
This question may then be asked: "How can a person be sure that the text of the New Testament in his possession today is accurate and free from error?" In answer to this question it can be stated that "A Study of the Significance of Certain Recently Discovered Greek Manuscripts with Reference to New Testament Translation" has shown that because of the work of textual criticism every Christian can know and understand for himself why certain recognized authorities in the field of textual criticism have believed that the present Greek text used as a basis for the most recent English translation very nearly approaches the Greek text of the original manuscripts.
The importance of this study has been most ably stated in the following words from the writings of one of the most widely recognized Biblical scholars of recent times. The importance of this study lies in the fact that it has attempted to provide satisfactory answers to these questions based upon a study of the significance of the recently discovered Greek manuscripts of the New Testament and point out the most reasonable interpretation of the facts discovered by competent Biblical scholars from their study of these manuscripts.
Karg, Henry, "A Study of the Significance of Certain Recently Discovered Greek Manuscripts with Reference to New Testament Translation" (1955). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 54.