From "The Answer Book" ©1989 Samuel C. Gipp. Reproduced by permission
QUESTION: Where was the Bible before 1611?
ANSWER: In the available Antiochian manuscripts.
EXPLANATION:Critics of the perfect Bible like to throw out
this question as though it will "stun" Bible believers. It doesn't.
The overwhelming majority of Bible manuscripts existent
throughout history have been the text found in Antioch. They have
always been available in some form, either in copies of the original
Greek, or the old Latin of 150 AD, (NOT to be confused with
Jerome's corrupt "Vulgate") or the Syrian Peshetto of 157 AD.
That it would be difficult indeed to gather all of these sources
together and place them in the hands of the common man gives
credence to God's reasoning for the collation and translation of the
King James Bible.