Fusion is a copyist error in which the copyist combines the last letter of one word with the first letter of the next word. An example of this would be the sentence, "It is there in the nook" becoming "It is there in then ook." 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.

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