Steven Avery and Pinto’s Phantom Manuscripts

The article below that I wrote years ago sheds relevant light upon Steven Avery’s textual receptus claim, and Chris Pinto’s conspiratorial claim and his insistence that the TR tradition goes back to the early church period. http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php/2007/04/19/dean-burgon-and-his-phantom-manuscripts/ See also Ken Willy’s insightful comments on Pinto’s damage control after losing the debate: http://bibleversiondiscussionboard.yuku.com/topic/5650/Pinto-Post-Debate-Damage-Control#.UssEMPbm-XF      

Dean Burgon and His Phantom Manuscripts

One of the most bizarre arguments made from King James Only advocates is the claim made popular by the late 19th century Dean Burgon. Attempting to explain why there are no extant Greek manuscripts with distinct KJV readings (or more specifically, distinct readings from a Greek Byzantine form of text) from the first 300 years of church history, he claimed …