Friday, February 10, 2012

Recent Discovery of 1st Century Bible Manuscript

Recently the blogosphere has been buzzing with news that a 1st century copy of the Gospel of Mark had been found. The news first broke in a debate between well known textual scholar Dan Wallace who was defending the accuracy of the Scriptures and Bart Erhman, author of Misquoting Jesus and many other similar texts, who was arguing against the textual accuracy of the Bible. During the debate Dr. Wallace mentioned the new discovery. If confirmed, this will be the earliest known fragment of the New Testament that we have. The importance of such a find for Bible scholars is obvious. 

Dr. Wallace has released a statement that you can read HERE to provide some clarification as to what has been found. You can also read Dr. Wallace's summary of the debate with Dr. Erhman that prompted the revelation HERE.

It is amazing to think that there are still such treasures hidden away waiting to be found. The greatest treasure, however, is that which can be found in the Gospel... namely our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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