Science: According to Mark IV

Harvard's great Mark IV computer does not spend all its time figuring out problems in physics and aerodynamics. Sometimes its electronic brain cells think about the Bible in Greek.

The Rev. John William Ellison, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Winchester, Mass.. has been working for several years at the monstrous task of comparing varying manuscripts of the Greek New Testament. All of the 4,600 known versions are copies (or copies of copies of copies) and few are exactly alike. The copyists added words and omitted words. They changed spellings to fit their times and even changed meanings to...

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