Actually this really isnt evidence. It Is PROOF. This is not my work. It was taken from another website. It shows a powerful truth and a reason to not worry if we have an accurate portrayal of Jesus or not. I have maintained in other threads that there is no evidence whatever that the Bible that we have has been changed over the years. Here are some examples of surviving manuscripts which have been found over the years that virtually exactly mirror the Bible that we have today, included is their date of origin. Not included here are even older works that have been found but that we only have fragments of, but these fragments of these even OLDER copies that we have are still the same as what we find in the Bible today.
Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350) – this is preserved in the Vatican library and contains almost the entire Bible
Codex Sinaiticus (AD 350) – This contains all of the New Testament and half of the Old Testament and is safely kept in the British Museum
Codes Alexandrinus (AD 400) – Also kept in the British Museum and contains the while Bible
Codes Ephraemi (400s AD) – kept in the National Library (Bibliotheque Nationale) in Paris. It contains all of the New Testament except 2nd Thessalonians and 2nd John.
Codes Bezae (AD 450) – This is kept in the Cambridge University Library and it preserves the gospels in both Greek and Latin
There are also been some findings that are even older and written at the time of Jesus’s death. The most important discovery of New Testament manuscripts is called:
The Bodmer Papyrus 11 – dated to be between 150-200 AD and contains all of the New Testament books
The Chester Beatty Papyri (200 AD) – Kept in Dublin University but owned in part by Michigan University, these manuscripts contain large portions of the New Testament
These has also been findings of the New Testament that is not written in Greek. They are commonly written in either Syriac or Latin and these translations have been made roughly around 150 AD. There were also other manuscripts and translations written around the world by various monks, bishops and apostles in various other languages.
The Codex Corbiensis (400-500 AD) – contains all the four gospels still intact word for word
The Coptic and Egyptian scripts – these are believed to have been translation around 200 AD and contains the New Testament
The Palestinian Syriac – dated to be around 350 AD, it is recorded by a disciple of the Apostle John into Syriac for Phioloxenas the bishop of Mabug