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Using a modern version?

Yes, I understand that those using the modern mistranslations WANT you to believe that Vaticanus and Sinaiticus are THE OLDER manuscripts.  Whether they are as old as they are purported can surely be questioned by any thinking person.  Who is making this call – those who want them to be older, or someone more skeptical?  When we are dealing with supposed copies of the WORD of GOD, the believer can be properly skeptical.


One named Constantine Simonides (1820–1867), is said to have had “extensive learning, knowledge of manuscripts…According to opinion of paleographers, he was the most versatile forger of the nineteenth century” (Wikipedia).  Simonides claimed to be the real author of the Sinaiticus (in 1839).  “Scholars” do not like to think they can be mistaken but with the history of false materials appearing in catholic circles (“pieces of the cross” for example) wisdom suggests caution about this “find.”  Supposedly Constantin von Tischendorf, a German theologian with evolutionist leanings, “found” it in a waste can in St Catherine’s Monastery in 1859, and according to some, spirited it out of the monastery.

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