“It is now widely held”

One could only wish:

In the late nineteenth century, B. Westcott and F. Hort taught that this text [the Byzantine textform] had been officially edited by the fourth-century church, but a total lack of historical evidence for this event has forced a revision of the theory. It is now widely held that the Byzantine Text that largely supports the Textus Receptus has as much right as the Alexandrian or any other tradition to be weighed in determining the text of the New Testament. (Preface to the NKJV, vi)

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