Shocking Biblical Discovery Made in Egyptian Mummy Mask… Atheists Are NOT Happy

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  1. Revmitchell

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    It was a shocking discovery and a victory for Biblical scholars – a fragment of the gospel of Mark found inside a mummy mask in Egypt. However, the discovery has atheists up in arms, and you won’t believe why.

    The discovery was made in Egypt, where mummy masks were made out of recycled papyrus. When taken apart via a delamination process, the masks can yield up to 12 different fragments of antiquarian writing.

    According to the Blaze, one of the masks yielded a fragment of the gospel of Mark from 80 A.D. – the earliest known fragment of that book of the Bible and putting it quite close to the life of Christ. This also goes a long way to disproving the claim that the gospels were literary inventions that took place centuries after the life of Jesus.

    “To have a first-century witness to the text of the New Testament is unprecedented. That a fragment of Mark was found in Egypt is even more astonishing,” wrote Boyce College professor Denny Burk.

    “That would seem to require that the original was probably penned decades before.”


    http://conservativetribune.com/biblical-discovery-atheists-not-happy-mark/
     
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    Interesting if true.
     
  3. church mouse guy

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    Fabulous! Science seems to be proving the Scripture true.
     
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    "....Though it may be making headlines now, the claim that the "oldest known gospel" has been discovered is not new.

    News of the fragment first came to light in 2012 when its existence was (perhaps inadvertently) announced by Daniel Wallace, founder of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts at Dallas Theological Seminary.

    No one saw the text then, and no one has seen it now; though it has been mentioned repeatedly by a select group of people who evidently have been given access to it, its planned date of publication has been consistently pushed back, from an original plan of 2013 to 2015 and now, just this week, all the way to 2017.

    Despite the seemingly explosive quality of the news, therefore, it is important to take a step back and consider what is actually being revealed here...."

    Was oldest gospel really found in a mummy mask?
     
  5. carpro

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    Too soon to make a big deal out of it. Too many unknowns.
     

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