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The Bible was written by some 50 men, only one of whom (Luke) was a Gentile.
The Bible has been translated, in whole or in part, into more than 1,100 languages and dialects.
The first book printed with movable type was the Gutenberg Bible of 1456.
The text which our KJV uses matches that of the earliest Bible translations: Peshitta (AD150), Old Latin Vulgate (AD157), and the Italic Bible (AD157), etc. (These Bibles pre-date, by some 200 years, the minority Egyptian codices favoured by the Roman Church.)
The vast majority (99%) of the 5,200 Greek manuscripts we have today (the Received or Majority Text) support the King James Bible, as do the 86,000+ citations from scripture by the early church fathers. Its text can be traced back to Antioch, where the disciples were first called Christians, and where Paul and Barnabas taught the word of God for a whole year (Acts 11:26).
A small number of other texts came from Alexandria, Egypt, and Rome; these abound with deletions, additions and amendments, and omit some 200 verses. These Minority Texts contradict them-selves in hundreds of places. The King James Bible does not use these texts.
About 30,000,000 copies of the Bible are distributed annually.
The last word in the Bible is AMEN.
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