The New Testament

Catholic Courier    |    09.12.2009
Category: Kids Chronicle


The New Testament that we use today was assembled and revised over many hundreds of years. This process involved the study and research of many scholars who read thousands of manuscripts. The first collection of manuscripts was approved approximately 500 years after the life of Christ. Almost 1,000 years passed before a printed — as opposed to hand copied — version of the New Testament was published. Over the next 200 years, scholars began to compare various translations and editions and tried to verify the accuracy of the texts. Probably the most famous edition that came as a result of the further study was the King James Version, which was published in England in 1611. Many Catholics today use the New American Bible.

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