Bible Secrets Revealed?: A Response to the New History Channel Series (Part 4) | Canon Fodder

Posted: December 20, 2013 in Apologetics, Quotes
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English: Image of the Last Page of the Coptic ...

English: Image of the Last Page of the Coptic Manuscript of the Gospel of Thomas. The title “peuaggelion pkata Thomas” is at the end. Courtesy of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Claremont Graduate University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And…they’re off…again! Bless their darlin’ little hearts-causing controversy with badly outdated evidence…read a book, for cryin’ out loud!

“2. The Gnostic Gospels.  The narrator mentions the discovery of the so-called “Gnostic Gospels” at Nag Hammadi, Egypt (the most famous of which is Thomas).  In an effort to present these gospels are more historically credible than the canonical gospels, he then claims that these manuscripts are older than the oldest copies of the New Testament.

The problem with this claim is that it is patently false.  These manuscripts, written in Coptic, date mostly to the fourth and fifth centuries, whereas we have NT manuscripts from as early as the second century. Once again, one wonders about the historical accuracy of the Historical Channel when mistakes like this are made–mistakes that just happen to be in favor of the more radical version of the historical Jesus.” — Michael J. Kruger

via Bible Secrets Revealed?: A Response to the New History Channel Series (Part 4) | Canon Fodder.

simul iustus et peccator,

Eric “nag him already” Adams,

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