The earliest handwritten copy of a Gospel

This video is Part 8 of the 'Jesus Myths Volume 1' series.
Skeptical scholars used to believe that the Bible's accounts of Jesus were written hundreds of years after he lived, by people who didn't know anything about the historical Jesus. Professor Dan Wallace is one of the world's leading experts on the hand-written copies of the Bible's accounts. In this video he describes the discovery of the earliest copy of one of these accounts, the John Rylands Fragment of John's Gospel, known technically as P52. This discovery overturned the ideas of scholars, and showed that the accounts had been written much earlier than they thought.

Contributor to this video is:

  • Professor Dan Wallace, Dallas Theological Seminary.

[Go to Part 9: Real places in the Bible's accounts of Jesus]

More information on the complete 'Jesus Myths Volume 1' series can be found here.

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