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Old 10-16-2001, 07:16 PM   #1
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Post Early Dating (and I mean EARLY) of NT Manuscripts

publichic, on this thread:
http://www.infidels.org/electronic/f...c&f=3&t=001354

you said:
“The New Testament original manuscripts have been dated back to 12-18 months after the events occured. The copies we have today (25,000 manuscripts by monks and the like) are 99.5% identical. By that I mean .5% of the manuscripts differ. That gives us assurance that what is in the New Testament today is what the authors originally wrote. And since some of it was written within two years of the events described in it, we have to admit that these aren't just anecdotes or pseudoscience. They're stories either true or false.”

I have asked publichic on that thread to come to the appropriate forum and provide evidence of for his dating “theory”.

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Old 10-16-2001, 08:50 PM   #2
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Originally posted by fromdownunder:
<STRONG>
I have asked publichic on that thread to come to the appropriate forum and provide evidence of for his dating “theory”.

Norm</STRONG>
I've got 5 bucks that says he names
[insert your favorite apologist here].

Any takers?
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:56 PM   #3
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Quote:
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I've got 5 bucks that says he names
[insert your favorite apologist here].

Any takers?</STRONG>
My money's on no response at all, though that's a bet I'd like to lose.
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Old 10-17-2001, 08:30 PM   #4
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12-18 months, possible, but not likely. Try between 30-80 years after (give or take a decade). Thats what most Historians think, isn't it?
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Old 10-23-2001, 08:23 AM   #5
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http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08375a.htm

Comments? They claim that some scholars consider the passage in the writings of Josephus as genuine!
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Old 10-23-2001, 08:43 AM   #6
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The edition of the Catholic Encyclopaedia which is online is from about 1910, so is perhaps not quite the most up to date work available for either scholarship or apologetics.
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Old 10-23-2001, 09:15 AM   #7
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<STRONG>Early Dating (and I mean EARLY) of NT Manuscripts </STRONG>
Just to add my interpretaion that it would indeed have to be early dating, as by the later times of Paul and his cronies, dating of any kind was frowned upon.
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