A First-Century Fragment of Mark found?
If this checks out…wow:
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)—Much of the biblical scholarly world has been buzzing since Feb. 1, when a New Testament professor made a claim during a debate that was news to most everyone who heard it—a first-century fragment of Mark’s Gospel may have been found.
It would be the earliest-known fragment of the New Testament, placing it in the very century of Christ and the apostles.
The claim by Dallas Theological Seminary’s Daniel B. Wallace took place during a debate with University of North Carolina professor Bart Ehrman, an author whose popular books claim the New Testament cannot be trusted because the original manuscripts aren’t in existence.
The Mark fragment has yet to be made public, but Wallace provided a few more details on his website, saying information about the fragment would be published in the form of a book in “about a year.”...more
If this is true it would change nothing with regard to our faith since we have always known the Gospels are apostolic in origin. But it would happily bring a great deal of embarrassment to the History Channel “scholars”, National Geographic “academics”, and various “useful idiots” within orthodox circles who respect and accept the “unanimous consensus of mainstream scholarship” over and above the New Testament documents themselves.
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