Originally posted by checkbaiter
My educated guess....95%....
The 5% is error in translation....just a guess mind you..
Would you believe the 'cast the first stone' story is a complete
and utter fabrication and wasn't put in the bible till one scribe
put it in the liner notes in around the year 1200.
There are no texts in the original greek with that story in it.
Thats only scratches the surface of the additions and subtractions
made by scribes a thousand years ago.
We think of books as all being the same because of the invention
of the printing press a few hundred years ago but the bible, to be
copied, had to be done by hand by scribes who were part of small
companies whose job it was to copy books, the bible being only one
of them. So there are so many versions of the bible from ancient times
how can anyone believe any story of the bible as being dictated by
god or inspired by god? No one has the original and even today there
are re-written so-called translations that change the text making it
even farther from the original, if indeed there WAS an original.