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    The interval, then, between the dates of original composition and the earliest extant evidence becomes so small as to be in fact, negligible, and the last foundation for any doubt that the Scriptures have come down to us substantially as they were written has now been removed. Both the authenticity and the general integrity of the books of the New Testament may be regarded as finally established.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    The Bible has a human history as well as a divine inspiration. It is a history full of interest, and it is one which all those who value their Bible should know, at least in outline, if only that they may be able to meet the criticisms of sceptics and the ignorant.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    tags: human  value  divine  bible 
     
    The history of the Bible text is a romance of literature, though it is a romance of which the consequences are of vital import; and thanks to the succession of discoveries which have been made of late years, we know more about it than of the history of any other ancient book in the world.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    It is from the graves and ruins and rubbish-heaps of Egypt that writings have been restored to us in great numbers.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    tags: writing 
     
    Seldom can two such epoch-making events have occurred in successive years as happened then. In 1453 the Turks stormed Constantinople and finally destroyed the Greek Empire, driving out Greek scholars, who carried the knowledge of Greek language and literature to the western world; and in 1454 the first document known to us appeared from the printing press at Mainz.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    Throughout, the work of Tyndale formed the foundation, and more than anyone else he established the rhythms and furnished much of the language which is familiar to us in the Authorised Version.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    tags: work  language 
     
    No serious student of the Bible in English can neglect the Revised Version without loss.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    tags: loss  bible  neglect 
     
    The publication of the Revised New Testament by the two University Presses on May 17, 1881, was the most sensational in the annals of publishing.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    tags: university 
     
    The New Testament was not produced as a single work issued by an authoritative Church for the instruction of its members. The four Gospels were composed in different times and places over perhaps a third of a century, and for a time circulated separately among a number of other narratives of our Lord's life (of which the newly discovered fragment of an unknown gospel may have been one).
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    tags: time  work  church  gospel 
     
    The apostles were scattered, and even the leaders of the Church in Jerusalem had neither the power nor the means to impose uniformity.In these circumstances, we must imagine the literature of Christianity as spreading gradually, irregularly, and in a manner which variations inevitable.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    The Gospels were not thought of as works of literature. People were not concerned with the literary reputation of Matthew or Mark, but with the substance of their records of our Lord's life. They did not have to respect their actual words, as they would if they were transcribing the works of Thucydides or Plato.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    It is indeed a striking proof of the essential soundness of the tradition that with which all these thousands of copies, tracing their ancestry back to so many different parts of the earth and to conditions of such diverse kinds, the variations of text are so entirely questions of detail, not of essential substance.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    tags: earth  questions 
     
    The aim of the scholarly editor is not to produce the the easiest text for the reader, but to get as near as he can to the text of the author.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    tags: author 
     
    The last foundation for any doubt that the Scriptures have come down to us substantially as they were written has now been removed.
    — Frederic G. Kenyon
    tags: doubt 
     
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