What's the historical development of ahadith book of Bukhari ?

Are we sure that the version we have today is the same as the first version?

Original Copies of Muhammad al-Bukhari's Books? <- This question has a wrong answer. Thus, I'm keeping my question.

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    The original version is lost, so we can't really determine if it's the same.
    – Sayyid
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 3:21
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    Why would you make such a claim without any reference, @Sayyid ? Whose opinion do you accept when you say the original is lost when there's Ijma of Ulama that Bukhari is one of the most authentic Hadith books.
    – user14305
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 5:24
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    So, where's the original?
    – Sayyid
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 6:34
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    Maybe @Sorrel Vesper has it, since he alleged a consensus. As far as I've seen, the original copy was long lost hundreds of years ago. What we have today is merely a collection from different sources. Even the earlier work, Muwattta Malik, has two different versions in circulation and we don't even know which one is neartest to the original since that's lost too.
    – Sayyid
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 23:41
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    @SorrelVesper That question has no answer.
    – SpiderRico
    Commented Mar 17, 2016 at 23:27


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