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-1st Century Gospel of Mark MS Fragments Found?

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

(P52 Fragment via Wikipedia) From the Christian Post: Dallas Theological Seminary professor Daniel B. Wallace has said that newly discovered fragments from the Gospel of Mark could be the oldest New Testament artifacts ever found and date from the first century A.D., or during the time of eyewitnesses of Jesus’ resurrection. … Wallace explained that […]

-Some Important Facts About Early N.T. Manuscripts

Monday, October 10th, 2011

                                                (Image via Wikipedia) Anyone who has attempted to read some of the early New Testament Greek manuscripts can appreciate the difficulties inherent in the task. Here’s a short but excellent article by Dr. Ben Witherington on 2 major problems presented by the early texts:  “Nomina Sacra in Early Christian Manuscripts” Here’s the two: 1) […]

“New Evidences the Gospels were Based on Eyewitness Accounts”

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Here’s a lecture Dr. Peter J. Williams presenting  “New Evidences the Gospels were Based on Eyewitness Accounts”.  Dr. Williams of the University of Cambridge answers some common objections and builds a case for understanding the Gospels as a representation of eyewitness accounts. Particularly good for answering some of the latest conjectures of Dr. Bart Ehrman: […]

-Re: Ehrman Project

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Bart Ehrman Here’s a new Christian website dedicated to answering questions raised by Dr. Bart Ehrman. Here’s the intro: Welcome to the Ehrman Project. Dr. Bart Ehrman is raising significant questions about the reliability of the Bible. In an engaging way, he is questioning the credibility of Christianity. His arguments are not new, which he […]

-How Works Were ‘Published’ and Circulated in the Ancient Roman World

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Here’s a great article by Dr. Ben Witherington: “THOUGHTS ON THEOPHILUS AND HIS ROLE IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY” The article discusses how works were shared and ‘published’ in the 1st century Roman world. Very helpful in understanding the process of how the New Testament books and letters were written and circulated starting with Luke-Acts.             *Top