Here are two excellent resources for those wishing to better understand the source of our bible and why we can trust it.
Michael J. Kruger does an excellent job explaining some of the issues involved in textual criticism and why we can trust that we have faithful copies of God’s word. Be sure to read “The Difference Between Original Autographs and Original Texts – The Gospel Coalition Blog.”
Georges Housney speaks about the reliability our Bible in a lecture given at the University of Texas, Austin. In this lecture he also touches on the difference between the original autographs and the original texts. Georges is well-known for his work supervising the translation and publication of the Bible into clear modern Arabic. A recording of this lecture can be found here on Biblical Missiology’s website.