I recently read a book called Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why and found it very intriguing. Some argue that the book is somewhat biased, and I admit that the author does inject his own opinions here and there, but overall if you have an open mind it's really hard to argue with his basic point that the Bible is a human work and not inspired by devine sources. Well basically his point is that if it were truely inspired by God himself, we certainly don't have the same version that was originally "handed down to us". Before reading this book I had no idea there was such a subject as textual criticism. I knew it was possible that scribes over the centuries may have made mistakes in their copying of the texts, but the fact that there's a field devoted to tracking down the original form of the manuscripts on which the Bible is based makes it seem appalling to me that so many people still are able to hold onto any version of the book now, which is essentially a copy of a copy of a copy (so on and so forth) of numerous different versions of supposedly the same thing.