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Sep
25
answered Is there any reason to think that Mark 7:19 has a later addition?
Sep
12
comment Why does John the Baptist deny being “Elijah”?
Here's an interesting paper by a leading expert on the gospels that touches a lot on this topic a lot.
Aug
19
revised What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
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Aug
19
comment What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
Thanks! You're right, I miscopied from consecutive sentences.
Aug
19
revised What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
Online version of reference
Aug
19
revised What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
Found a better source with a complete listing of Greek texts from before 300CE
Aug
15
comment In what language is the oldest available text of Genesis?
You may want to clarify what you mean by "earliest available text." Do you mean the oldest existing manuscript? Or our best reconstruction of the oldest text?
Aug
15
comment In what language is the oldest available text of Genesis?
@fdb: Perhaps the question should be clarified to make that point clearer? At any rate the Qumran manuscripts don't have this particular verse.
Aug
15
comment In what language is the oldest available text of Genesis?
It might be a little while before I get to put up an answer, but I'm pretty sure the answer given here to Question one is wrong. The oldest extant Greek text of Gen 1:26-27 is much older (500+ years) than the oldest extant Hebrew text. (Of course, the Greek is translated from even earlier Hebrew texts, but none of those are extant.)
Aug
13
comment What biblical figure was present during the dinosaurs?
Crocodiles are not technically dinosaurs (like dinosaurs they're archosaurs, but they're a sister group to dinosaurs), on the other hand birds are technically dinosaurs. The thing the Japanese fishing trawler pulled up was definitely a basking shark, and no one credible believes in the Loch Ness Monster. It's embarrassing to the site that this answer is so highly upvoted.
Jul
25
revised Inconsistent translations of Revelation 13:10?
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Jul
25
answered Inconsistent translations of Revelation 13:10?
Jul
25
comment Inconsistent translations of Revelation 13:10?
Yeah, it's a textual variant: web.ovc.edu/terry/tc/lay30rev.htm
Jul
25
revised What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
Oops, that other papyrus is Deuteronomy.
Jul
25
revised What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
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Jul
25
answered What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
Jul
21
comment Which of Paul's letters were written to strangers?
@ScottS: Assuming it was written to Ephasus and that Acts is historically accurate about Paul's visit there, yes you're right. I tried to stay on the much safer historical grounds of what Paul wrote about the churches.
Jul
21
comment What evidence suggests that Paul was not the author of Titus?
There's a good summary at Early Christian Writings. I'll try to write an answer tomorrow.
Jul
21
comment Which of Paul's letters were written to strangers?
@Jas3.1: I've added a paragraph on the 4 personal letters.
Jul
21
revised Which of Paul's letters were written to strangers?
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