An Instance in the New Testament where the Critical Text Rejects All Manuscript Evidence
It should be noted, as one can ascertain by examining the textual apparatus at walkinhiscommandments.com by Dr. Pickering, that in Luke 3:33, the TR, following 99%+ of MSS evidence, has the reading touv ∆Ara¿m, while the UBS reading touv ∆Admi«n touv ∆Arni« is not found in ANY GREEK MSS ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, not even one. If one rejects the 99% + of MSS evidence, there are single MSS that give 6 alternative readings. The UBS puts together the first part of the Aleph MS’s reading and the first part of MS B’s reading to create something in no Greek MSS anywhere, then rejects the 99%+ reading as corrupt. It also creates a new person (who in the world is “Arni”?)
It is thus not true that the modern Greek critical text position is consistent with the view that all of God’s words are preserved somewhere, in at least one manuscript. This is apart from the fact that the Bible teaches not only that every word God inspired is preserved (Psalm 12:6-7; Matthew 5:18; 24:35) but that those preserved words would be available to every generation and preserved through the use of the Lord’s people and churches (Isaiah 59:21; Matthew 4:4; 28:18-20; Revelation 22:18-19).