Homer’s Iliad has the most impressive manuscript evidence for any secular work with 647 existing copies. Bruce’s comments put the discussion in perspective: „No classical scholar would listen to an argument that the authenticity of Herodotus or Thucydides is in doubt because the earliest manuscripts of their works which are of any use to us are over 1300 years later than the originals.” For most documents of antiquity only a handful of manuscripts exist, some facing a time gap of 800-2000 years or more.Yet scholars are confident of reconstructing the originals with some significant degree of accuracy.Any early changes would have been resisted by them.After their death, there were already copies spread throughout the Roman world.325-350. Codex Alexandrinus contains the whole Old Testament and a nearly complete New Testament and dates from the late 4th Century to the early 5th Century.
Borcanelele pentru marturiile de la nunta pot fi de diferite forme, de la rotunde, patrate, pana in forma de inima si chiar in forma de halba de bere.The important First Century document The Jewish War, by Jewish aristocrat and historian Josephus, survives in only nine complete manuscripts dating from the 5th Century–four centuries after they were written. Tacitus’ Annals of Imperial Rome is one of the chief historical sources for the Roman world of New Testament times, yet, surprisingly, it survives in partial form in only two manuscripts dating from the Middle Ages. Thucydides’ History survives in eight copies.