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Majority Text

Early New Testament texts include more than 5,800 Greek manuscripts, 10,000 Latin manuscripts and 9,300 manuscripts in various languages. Such ancient languages include Syriac, Slavic, Ethiopic and Armenian. The following text types catagorize the manuscripts: Alexandrian text-type - Also called as minority text: Codex Vaticanus, Codex Sinaiticus - tradition appeared to come from Alexandria Egypt and from the Alexandrian Church. Alexandrian Church is the Coptic Orthodox Church based in Egypt, Aftica and Middle East. It follows the Alexandrian Rite. Due to the disputes concerning the nature of Christ. It split from the rest of Christendom after the council of Chalcedon in AD 451.