Comparison of Extant Historical Documents

HistoriesOldest ManuscriptsNumber Surviving
Livy 59b.c.a.d. 174th centurya.d.27
Tacitus a.d.56–1209th centurya.d.3
Suetoniusa.d. 69–1409th centurya.d.200+
Thucydides 460–400b.c.1st centurya.d.20
Herodotus 484–425b.c.1st centurya.d.75
New Testamentc. 100–150a.d.c. 5,700 (counting only Greek manuscripts) plus more than 10,000 in Latin, and more than a million quotations from the church fathers, etc.

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