In the July/August 2001 This Rock magazine, there was an article called “Jolted into Dealing with the Historical Reality of Christ”. The Damascus Road article states that there are over 5000 New Testament manuscripts in Greek, and the same amount in other languages; the manuscripts were written within decades of Jesus’ ministry, and they are almost identical.
Where are these manuscripts today? Do we still have them? I am forming an apologetics “class” of high school students and would like to present a historical perspective. Last month’s This Rock indicated that Oxford University has a manuscript by St. Matthew and is studying it now.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.