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This site grew out of one of many 'side-tracks' that interrupted my attempt to write a book chronicling the events that led to the current English language Bible. After much work I realized that in order to complete such a book I needed to research many questions that I had assumed were already resolved. Eventually, I stopped writing the book altogether, and started to focus instead on trying to find answers to my questions. This site attempts to answer just a few of them, and if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, etc. regarding it please email me at davidinglis2@comcast.net

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Luke Chapters 1 and 2 - Did Luke originally begin at v. 3:1?

Capernaum or Nazareth First? - Did the first version of Lk have Capernaum before Nazareth, as in both Mk and Mt?

Well Known in Galilee - Twice - Why does Jesus preach throughout Galilee both before and after Capernaum and Nazareth?

The Great Omission - Approximately 75 verses of Mk (usually given as Mk 6:45-8:26) have no parallel in Lk. Why is this? 

Luke 22:17-20 - The Last Supper - These verses have many variants. Which one was the original?

Marcion - Did Marcion edit Luke's Gospel, or did Marcion just promote an early version of Luke?

Mark 1:12-13 - The Temptation - Why is the wilderness mentioned twice?

Mark 2:27-28 - The Sabbath - Was The Sabbath Made for Man, or for The Son of Man?

Mark 16:9-20 - The Long Ending - What is the origin of the long ending of Mark, and how does this impact the synoptic problem?

The Order of the Paulines - What was the original order of Paul's epistles?.

Codex P46 - P46 is an early papyrus codex of many of the Pauline epistles. The end is damaged, so what did the missing pages contain?

The Synoptic Problem - Mark, Matthew, and Luke have much text in common. Which of them came first?

The Western Text - There are a number of Greek, Syriac, and (predominately) Old Latin mss of the New Testament that contain a text-type with unusual characteristic readings, some of which may well be older than those found in almost all Bibles.