Why the Textus Receptus (Byzantine) is older than Westcott & Hort Text (Alexandrian and Vaticannus ) The Ante Nicene Fathers (Polycarp, Tranacus, Etc.) Give an indelible stamp of Authority that Manuscripts of TR predate A&B 100-125 years.
Textus Receptus (Latin: “received text”) is the name subsequently given to the succession of printed Greek texts of the New Testament which constituted the translation base for the original German Luther Bible, the translation of the New Testament into English by William Tyndale, the King James Version, and most other Reformation-era New Testament translations throughout Western and Central Europe. The series originated with the first printed Greek New Testament, published in 1516—a work undertaken in Basel by the Dutch Catholic scholar and humanist Desiderius Erasmus. Detractors criticize it for being based on only some six manuscripts, containing between them not quite the whole of the New Testament. The missing text was back-translated from the Vulgate. Although based mainly on late manuscripts of the Byzantine text-type, Erasmus’s edition differed markedly from the classic form of that text, and included some missing parts back translated from the Latin Vulgate.
The Ante-Nicene Fathers, 10 vols. is before the RCC and before the text ( manuscripts ) become corrupt.
Volume 1: Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, Inrenaeus
Volume 2: Hermas, Tatian, Athenagoras, Theophilus, Clement of Alexandria
Volume 3: Tertullian
Volume 4: Tertullian (IV), Minucius Felix, Commodian, Origen
Volume 5: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix
Volume 6: Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Great, Julius Africanus, Anatolius and Minor Writers, Methodius, Arnobius
End of the 3rd century the first 6 books.
Tertullian was born 160 AD and died somewhere between (220-240) AD
Westcott and Hort Text was found in the 325+ AD. This means that Tertullian was before these perversion were found.
Can we prove that Mark 16:9-20 is actually in the scriptures? Yes we can because Tertullian references it!
Vol. 3 p.206