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Translations Compared: Eastern or Western?
Quote:probably from the second century and one of them probably from the first. These fragments will be published in about a year.

Probably? Maybe not though. Could be, might not be. Who can say for certain? <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

Quote:seven New Testament papyri had recently been discovered

Where, by whom, and can I see them please... <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

Quote:we have as many as eighteen New Testament manuscripts from the second century and one from the first.

Probably...but who can be certain? They might be, or they might not be. And where are they? Can I see them please? I want to see what the words are, so I can compare them with the Aramaic Peshitta readings. And do these "manuscripts", (really just fragments though, if they really exist,) agree with what the Alexandrian or the Byzantine textual families show...or the other Greek textual would be nice to know.

Quote:He said he was ?certain? that it was from the first century. If this is true, it would be the oldest fragment of the New Testament known to exist.

"If this is true"...hummm Why not just believe the Man? He said he is "certain". So why are the others not so "certain". Maybe it is not true after all...maybe it is just his best guess. Let?s take a look at it...and read it's words to see what they say. Has anyone seen it? I haven?t.

Quote:This new fragment would predate that by 100 to 150 years.

Note of caution: Just because something seems to be "older", whether it can be proven or not, does not make it "better" or more "original" as to it's reading. It could be corrupted; it could be scribed by a heretic, who changed the verse to suit his false doctrine...and so forth. One must be careful not to just think it is more faithful to the Autograph, just because it is "older".


I have heard about these "discoveries" for some time now...and as yet, I have not seen them, have you? If you have, can you please show them to me, so I can study their readings? I am very curious. Where are they? Who has them? Can I see them?

See Mic,...I'm like Apostle Thomas too, in that I want to see the evidence, before I just go along with what others are saying...but like Him, I have a measure of Faith also.


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Re: Translations Compared: Eastern or Western? - by Thirdwoe - 02-10-2013, 12:04 AM

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