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Dittography is a copyist error in which the copyist writes twice what should have only been written once. An example of this would be writing 'latter' when 'later' was the word to be copied. In the case of the Biblical manuscripts, this error in copying would create a textual variant which could be responsible for an apparent contradiction in the text, which did not appear in the autograph.


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.