Biblical alterations: divinity of Christ

As the controversies of the second and third centuries raged on, scribes altered the texts that they copied to support their positions or to deny arguing points to their opponents. In many, many places a reference to Christ was changed to refer to God. That was done to support the position that Christ was an embodiment of God and not just a good person, a prophet, or an inspired teacher — or even just the son of God but a different person. Here’s an example, 1 Timothy 3:16, where the text was modified in the Codex Alexandrinus (and onward by common descent of manuscript alterations):

Source: Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman
See also “Women should keep silent” or “Christ’s passion“.


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