They contend that these books were not written by eyewitnesses but rather by second or third hand sources.
Why should we have some understanding of how the Bible came to us?
For example, they would deny that Jesus actually foretold the destruction of Jerusalem.
D.) bear witness to even earlier New Testament manuscripts by quoting from all but one of the New Testament books.
And the percentages drop into the single digits for competitors such as the New Revised Standard Version, New America Bible, and the Living Bible.