|Santa Katerina in the shadow of Mt Sinai|
A few years ago Britain's BBC broadcast a film by the name of The Bible Hunters which purported to tell the story of explorers and scholars who had hunted for ancient Biblical manuscripts, but which, in reality, was a thinly veiled attack on the reliability of the Bible. No surprise there - the BBC is militantly anti-Christian and pro-homosexual.
Knowing of my interest in archaeology, a number of people contacted me to ask whether the information in the documentary was true. This presentation was my response. Basically the facts presented were correct - by and large - but the interpretation put on those facts was biased to the point of inaccurary. The same evidence which shows that 0.5% of a particular document is corrupt also shows that 99.5% of it is accurate!
Where the BBC was egregiously misrepresenting the truth was by failing to mention that dozens or hundreds of other manuscripts enable us to correct the scribal errors of the document under discussion. Taking all the evidence into account, therefore, the reliability of the Biblical text is remarkable.