Westcott and Hort downgrade of the Bible
This chart illustrates what was done when the text used by Christianity for 1800 years was replaced with a text assembled by Westcott and Hort in the nineteenth century and now serves as the basis for nearly all modern New Testament translations.
Westcott and Hort Theory
The heart of the Wescott and Hort theory was that the New Testament was preserved in almost perfect condition in two Greek texts, the Vaticanus and the Sinaticus. Sinaticus was discovered in a wastebasket in St. Catherine’s Momentary (near Mt. Sinai) in 1844 by Constantin von Tischendorf. The Vaticanus was found in the Vatican library in 1475 and was rediscovered in 1845.
Westcott and Hort
Westcott and Hort were responsible for the greatest feat in textual criticism. They were responsible for replacing the Universal Text of the Authorized Version with the Local Text of Egypt and the Roman Catholic Church. They believed that the Roman Catholic manuscripts, Vaticanus and Aleph, were better because they were "older." In spite of the FACT that the readings of the Universal Text were found to be as old, or older, Westcott and Hort still sought to dislodge it from its place of high standing in biblical history.
Brief Development of Biblical Canon (29 KB)
A brief timescale development of the Biblical Canon.