As I listen to a lecture on the errors of Bart Ehrman’s book Misquoting Jesus, a helpful comment was made — and worth keeping in mind. One problem Ehrman raises is this: how can we know what God said in the inspired Word, if we do not have the original manuscripts of the Ot and NT?
The answer: Let us remember that divine inspiration of the words of Scripture is NOT limited to the ink of the words first written. The inspiration was of the words — the terms themselves — not simply the physical first edition. If we have a body of manuscript copies that faithfully contain the original words, (and we do!), we have the inspried Word of God.
Read, believe and obey.