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Kevin Rogers speaks on the New Testament manuscripts. These are the earliest physical copies that we currently have of the New Testament text.

Codex Vaticanus

The topics covered are:

  • How were they written?
  • What are the highly significant early papyri?
  • When were they written and what do they contain?
  • The great early codices containing the whole Bible
  • Criticisms of the manuscript evidence
  • Comparisons with other significant ancient documents
  • The significance of the manuscript evidence.

See You Tube

This presentation is available on You tube.

Papyrus P52


The New Testament (NT) manuscripts are defined as those manuscripts that are still extant that were copied manually prior to the invention of the printing press. This article gives an overview of the New Testament manuscripts. It is a summary of a talk that is view-able on YouTube.

This article covers:

  • Writing Forms,
  • New Testament Papyri,
  • Highly Significant Papyri,
  • The great uncial codices,
  • Criticisms of the manuscript record, and
  • The significance of the NT manuscripts.



This is a summary of David Turnbull’s presentation on Australian Spirituality on the 25th February 2016. A video of his presentation will be available from our You Tube site.

David Turnbull

David Turnbull

My personal cross-cultural journey over five decades has established my belief that evangelism and apologetics are influenced by the context and require a cross-cultural communication framework.  The goal is twofold –

  1. Reduce the noise that prevents the hearing of the message, and
  2. Present the message in a manner (verbal and non-verbal) that enables the audience/hearers/respondents to decode what was encoded rather than block the message through the heavy use of filters.