P52 is still the earliest fragment/manuscript that the Christians have (from the second century), despite contenders like this ,7Q5, and so-called “First-Century Mark”.
…. what is the hard evidence on which O’Callaghan’s identification is based? A scrap of papyrus smaller than a man’s thumb with only one unambiguous word—και. Only six other letters are undisputed: τω (line 2), τ (line 3, immediately after the και), νη (line 4), η(line 5). To build a case on such slender evidence would seem almost impossible even if all other conditions were favorable to it. But to identify this as Mark 6:52-53 requires (1) two significant textual emendations (tau for delta in a manner which is unparalleled; and the dropping of ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν even though no other MSS omit this phrase); and (2) unlikely reconstructions of several other letters. Add to this that the MS is from a Qumran cave and that it is to be dated no later than 50 CE and the case against the Marcan proposal seems overwhelming. If it were not for the fact that José O’Callaghan is a reputable papyrologist and that C. P. Thiede is a German scholar, one has to wonder whether this hypothesis would ever have gotten more than an amused glance from the scholarly community.
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“…Obedience: for so work the honey-bees, Creatures that by a rule in nature teach The act of order to a peopled kingdom. They have a king and officers of sorts;….”-Shakespeare’s Henry V
Boy did Shakespeare get it wrong! As we know from modern science, the head of the bee colony is in fact a Queen and not a King.
In addition to this we are told that the first to discover the gender of the worker bee is Charles Butler (1571 –1647) : “he was among the first to assert that drones are male and the queen female, though he believed worker bees lay eggs.”.
Wikipedia has been grossly misinformed……
Often Christians use Josephus and Tacitus to show the ‘historical’ validity of the Crucifixion. However, hypocritically they would deny their historical accounts when they differ with their New Testament history.
In Bart Ehrman’s New Testament textbook, he mentions the following:
“Contrary to what Luke indicates, historians have long known from several ancient inscriptions, the Roman historian Tacitus, and the Jewish historian Josephus that Quirinius was not the governor of Syria until 6 C.E., fully ten years after Herod the Great died. If Jesus was born during the reign of Herod, then Quirinius was not the Syrian governor.”
Was Jairus’s daughter DYING or DEAD when he came asking for Jesus’ help? (New Testament Contradiction)
Mark 5:23 New International Version
He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is DYING. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
Matthew 9:18 New International Version
While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just DIED. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.”
Jesus has never been recorded as saying “I forgive …” or ” I have forgiven ….”, the same way God does in Numbers 14:20.
Rather in the NT, Jesus has been recorded as saying: “…your sins are forgiven,” in Mark 2:9, Luke 5:20, Mark 2:5, Matthew 9:5, 1 John 2:12,Matthew 9:2. NOT ONCE INSTANCE, does Jesus say I FORGIVE or I HAVE FORGIVEN.
What difference does it make? The latter implies that God has given the authority to forgive sins , like He did to the Jewish priests in Leviticus 4:20.
Therefore Jesus is claiming a priestly status and not a divine one.
RED= Where did this come from??????
New Living Translation
The women fled from the tomb, trembling and bewildered, and they said nothing to anyone because they were too frightened. Then they briefly reported all this to Peter and his companions. Afterward Jesus himself sent them out from east to west with the sacred and unfailing message of salvation that gives eternal life. Amen.
Mark 16:1 King James Version (KJV)
1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
And in the CORRECT ending of Mark:
Mark 16:8 NIV
Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
Continuing on from this post : https://islamicarchives.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/niqab-in-the-bible-covering-of-the-eyes
Let us continue to examine more Biblical commentaries on this verse
Genesis 20:16 King James Bible
And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
Arthur Wagner quits Alternative für Deutschland, which campaigns on anti-Muslim ticket
Kate Connolly in Berlin
A politician for Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland party, which campaigns on an anti-Muslim ticket, has converted to Islam and left the party, a spokesman has confirmed.
Arthur Wagner, a leading member of the party in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, said he would not comment on his reason for leaving the party, but confirmed to a Berlin daily that he had converted to Islam and that he had renounced his party membership on 11 January.