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A first-century fragment of Mark found?

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Walter, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Walter

    Walter Active Member
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    This would be a big deal-if it pans out-for two reasons:

    1. It would further affirm the accuracy of extant manuscripts against people like Bart Ehrman, etc

    2. Mark has Jesus’ prediction of the destruction of Jerusalem and the desecration of the Temple in Mark 13…depending on the precise dating of the fragment this could be as big as the Matthew fragment or bigger.



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    Let me add, if this is the 'real deal', then it would also be interesting if this fragment contained anything past Mark 16:8.
     
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    Looks liike we'll be reading about some more manuscripts in the future.

    Rob
     
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    It would be.
     
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    Honestly .... that's exactly what I thought when I read the first post.
     
  6. Walter

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    I doubt very much that we will know the full story on this for some time. I'm thinking months if not years. Independent academics are going to have to review the evidence and give their opinions. That will be done privately first. Archeology is rife with both forgeries and over-enthusiastic claims.
     
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