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Fission is a copyist error in which the copyist incorrectly divides one word into two words. An example of this would be 'nobody' being copied as 'no body'--changing the meaning of word. 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.