And they have decent claim, if just going on manuscripts.
And for the old testament we have the Septuagint and the Jewish accepted scripture which does differ.
If I remember right the early fathers quoted stuff. Which could be said to be from unaccepted Apocrypha, both old and new testament.
Where's the old testament the apostles used?
And what do you think happened with the new testament?
Like, say with Paul's letters for example, may have be sent to certain churches, only one then would have the original.
I'm just guessing, but do think when the canon was formed, and if a schism at that time, then if say another church had even original documents, but was not part of the council, then that churches original documents may not even have been presented?
Edited by Paul, 16 February 2015 - 08:26 PM.