On another Board this topic was presented: Our beloved KJV AND all other English translation come to us by the Eastern Catholic or Western Catholic church. God used the Latin and Byzantine rite churches to preserve the Scriptures for us. Those guys who faithfully and accurately hand-copied the Scriptures down through the centuries were Catholic or Orthodox monks living in monasteries. The guy who put together many of those manuscripts into the form known today as the Textus Receptus (the BEST according to some on the BB) was a Roman Catholic priest by the name of Desiderius Erasmus. He took the mass regularly during that time so as to "keep himself pure" during the process. Thank God for him. Folks immediately let racism (Egyptian/Alexandrian) or religion (Roman Catholic) run amok in their thinking that somehow "Western = EVIL" and "Eastern = GOOD". THEY ARE ALL CATHOLICS, friends! To say one group of documents are good because the Iraqi Christians used them and another bad because the Italian Christians used them is racism and prejudice, pure and simple. Thoughts?