The earliest New Testament manuscripts exhibited fluidity of text until after the conquest of Constantine, when accuracy in transmission became an issue; see Sanders, “Text and Canon: Old Testament and New,” in Mélanges Dominique Barthélemy: Etudes bibliques, ed. P. Casetti et al., Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 38 (Fribourg: Editions Universitaires, 1981), pp. 373–394.