Carbon dating the gospels
This was our third such debate, and it was before a crowd of more than 1000 people.
I mentioned that seven New Testament papyri had recently been discovered—six of them probably from the second century and one of them probably from the first. These fragments now increase our holdings as follows: we have as many as eighteen New Testament manuscripts from the second century and one from the first.
It was dated by one of the world’s leading paleographers.
He said he was ‘certain’ that it was from the first century.
Earth-shattering news is coming from various websites!
The 1500-year-old Bible, which was discovered in Ankara, Turkey’s capital,in 2000, refutes the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The book also claims that Jesus ascended to heaven alive, and that Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place.
As Hurtado himself points out, “the authors are both professional/trained palaeographers, and Clarysse is the founder of the extremely valuable Leuven Database of Ancient Books (LDAB), which provides data on all published/edited manuscripts from the ancient world, and can be accessed online here.” The point of the recent article? These comparisons are inappropriate, however, since both P104 and P52 are written in round majuscule.A report by The National Turk says that the Bible was seized from a gang of smugglers in a Mediterranean-area operation.The report states the gang was charged with smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations, and the possession of explosives.In the past, I have argued that the best evidence to date points to a pre-70 date for the synoptic Gospels.In making this argument, I drew primarily from the internal evidence that is present within Acts.