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    1st Century Fragment of Mark

    Does anybody know when that 1st century fragment of the Gospel of Mark is going to be written about at length? If you don't know what I'm referring to, it was announced in 2012 by Daniel Wallace.

    He previously had said he would write about it in a book to come out last year but it never did.

    It still is hush-hush and I don't know why.

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    Good question. I haven't heard any news lately, but I'd forgotten to listen for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostSheep View Post
    He previously had said he would write about it in a book to come out last year but it never did.
    He says it'll be a multi-author work about six fragments. So the delay could be on his end, or on any of the others'.

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    The fragment is not necessarily Mark if we are talking about the Qumran 7Q5? fragment, and not necessarily dated to the 1st century. The cave with the Greek documents maybe later ~136AD. The other problem is the text is disjoint and hypothetical, and not a complete text in any sort of complete phrases.
    Last edited by shunyadragon; 01-17-2014 at 12:43 PM.

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    Started a thread in archaeology http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/sh...&p=615#post615

    Have at it!!

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    The topic is another fragment and not 7Q5.

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    Which fragment? Reference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    Which fragment? Reference?
    http://danielbwallace.com/2012/03/22...-gospel-found/
    Here shunyadragon
    Last edited by Quantum Weirdness; 01-17-2014 at 09:54 PM.
    -The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine.
    Sir James Jeans

    -This most beautiful system (The Universe) could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.All variety of created objects which represent order and Life in the Universe could happen only by the willful reasoning of its original Creator, whom I call the Lord God.
    Sir Isaac Newton

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    Which fragment? Not known yet. Wallace has said he's not at liberty to speak about it presently. I'm sure he is sincere, but personally I'm skeptical that a fragment can be reliably dated to such a precise period of time by paleography. At best, some claim a 50 year window but that is frequently disputed. If, as most scholars believe, Mark was written around 70 CE, this fragment would be thought to have been written around 75 CE. I hope I'm wrong; it would be a great find, but overly optimistic early dating claims have been cast aside before. I suspect this one will be also.

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    Did some checking around. For now I will call it the unknown 'Daniel B. Wallace' fragment. Apparently discovered over two years ago. Announced two years ago but silence since that time.
    Last edited by shunyadragon; 01-17-2014 at 08:13 PM.

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