Fragment of Mark dating to 80’s

The earliest NT manuscript fragment thus far is the P52 dating to about 125 A.D. But here is something much earlier:
Biblical scholar claims to have found the oldest known Gospel — inside a mummy mask

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Biblical scholar claims to have found the oldest known G…Is this the oldest known gospel?
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See also:
[Dr. Craig Evans] First Century Fragment of Mark

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[Dr. Craig Evans] First Century Fragment of Mark
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Update 05/23/18: The first century NT fragment, Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 5345, has finally been published but it has now been dated to the second or third century. Dan Wallace apologizes for having originated the misinformation (some Christians do apologize for their wrongs). Here’s a link to the story:

https://danielbwallace.com/2018/05/23/first-century-mark-fragment-update/

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One Response to Fragment of Mark dating to 80’s

  1. Gary says:

    Even if the original autographs of the Gospels were discovered, what would it prove? The overwhelming majority of NT scholars do NOT believe that eyewitnesses nor the associates of eyewitnesses wrote the Gospels. Even scholar NT Wright has said, “I don’t know who the authors of the Gospels were and neither does anyone else”. Therefore, we do not know if the stories told in the Gospels are historical facts or literary embellishments, embellishments perfectly acceptable in the genre in which they were written—Greco-Roman biographies.

    The days of Christians using the Gospels as primary source documents to support Christianity’s supernatural claims are over. The discovery of first century fragments of the Gospels will not change that.

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