First allow me to apologize for having to start a second thread just when the first one was bearing spiritual fruit. It seems the official policy of the Baptist Board is to disallow any discussion that might bring the two sides together in a spiritual consensus. I can only guess at the reason the BB moderators keep closing threads, but I suspect it is due to a vicious bias that hates to see the brethren dwell together in peace. Now, as to the question: No, to both questions. I do not know of any single Hebrew or Greek manuscript that is letter perfect in the sense that you use the word "perfect." And even if there is one we would have no way of knowing because we don't have the autographs to compare it to. Nor do I mean "just the autographs." I believe there is a textform that reproduces the autographical readings. And I believe that textform is the Byzantine textform. The Byzantine textform has several representative texts, one of which is the TR which underlies the KJV. The original manuscripts were never gathered together into one volume. It is difficult to say exactly when the bible, as we know it, was assembled into a single book, but historically I would say it was in the late 2nd century or early 3rd century. I am glad we can continue this every enlightening discussion. I hope the moderators will learn to exercise some spiritual discernment and allow us to continue the discussion. As we both know the so-called "5 page rule" is fiction. There are several threads that were allowed to go much longer. One went 9 pages without being closed and one is well over 20 pages and still open. Go figure.