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Is Mark’s Gospel in a Mummy Mask?

Sources have recently reported that a late-1st century copy of Mark’s Gospel on papyrus has been discovered in secondary use as mummy wrapping. The dating is said to be ca. AD 90 or earlier, making it the earliest known copy … Continue reading

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Ancient papyrus: Was Jesus Married? Don’t overlook this perspective…

Harvard professor Karen King is publishing her findings on an ancient papyrus that mentions Jesus’ “wife.” What to think? Here are four items that should shape our perspective. a) According to the New York Times article, “the provenance of the papyrus fragment … Continue reading

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1st Century Fragment of Mark’s Gospel: Yes or No?

Scholars have been speculating over a text fragment provisionally dated to the 1st century A.D. It is a Greek uncial text of Mark 5:15-18. If genuine, it would confirm that written texts on Jesus were circulating only a few decades … Continue reading

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