In 1881, two scholars named Westcott and Hort
published a revision of the New Testament that
would send shockwaves through the academic
world. Their new textual theory declared that
the King James Version (which had been trusted
for centuries) was full of errors. Sacred
readings, long cherished by the faithful, were
now declared to be forgeries. The world was
informed that the book, which had been called
the inerrant Word of God, was in need of
The new theory claimed that recently recovered
manuscripts revealed a truer version of
Scripture. Yet others warned that these
manuscripts were, in fact, the creation of
early Gnostic heretics that had been rightly
abandoned centuries before. Was the new
revision filled with ancient corruptions?
Follow the story of the Bibles controversial
history into the twentieth century, as the work
of Westcott and Hort would transform biblical
scholarship, inspire the work of various Bible
Societies, and pave the way for the cause of
ecumenical unity between Evangelical
Protestants and Rome.
Dr. Phil Stringer, Dr. David Brown, David
Daniels, Dr. D.A. Waite, Dr. Jack Moorman, Dr.
Kirk DiVietro, Dr. H.D. Williams, Dr. Ronald
Cooke & Dr. James R. White.