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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:08 pm 
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There's a nicely organized chart with many confirmed New Testament fragments at Wiki. If any new papyri are discovered or if any new information comes to light, please post it here for discussion.

List of New Testament papyri

Take note that the earliest New Testament fragment so far is the Rylands fragment or P52 dated to a wishful thinking 125ce.

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"... The presumed dating of P52 to the first half of the second century has been called "sensational" and seems untenable. One significant argument against the early dating of P52 is that the fragment was part of a codex, or book, rather than a scroll, and there are few examples of such books in existence at such an early date. Moreover, in a fairly recent paleographical study published in the Archiv für Papyrusforschung 35 (1989), German scholar Andreas Schmidt suggested a date for P52 of 170 AD/CE +/- 25 years."

- Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ (2007), page 68/69

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"...New Testament professor and Christian manuscript expert Dr. Larry Hurtado states:

"...because paleographical dating can rarely be more precise than +/- 25 to 50 years, the proposed dating of many manuscripts will lie across two centuries (e.g., second/third century CE)."
- WWJ 69

List of New Testament minuscules

The Gospels: A 2nd Century Composition - FORUM THREAD

Late Dating of the Gospels

Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ (WWJ)


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We will also keep our eye on the recent claims of a 1st-century Mark fragment discovered.

Blog: 1st-century Gospel of Mark fragment discovered?

Why the Gospel of Luke dates to the second century

Dating the Book of Acts

In regards to the Old Testament see:

Moses and the Bible, Torah or Pentateuch

Book of Revelation is Egyptian and Zoroastrian

And lets not forget: Worldwide Biblical Artifacts Fraud Ring Exposed

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Early New Testament Manuscripts and Their Dates

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"The date of the earliest New Testament papyri is nearly always based on palaeographical criteria. A consensus among papyrologists, palaeographers and New Testament scholars is presented in the edition of NESTLE–ALAND, 1994. In the last twenty years several New Testament scholars (THIEDE, COMFORT–BARRETT, 1999, 2001 and JAROŠ, 2006) have argued for an earlier date of most of these texts. The present article analyzes the date of the earliest New Testament papyri on the basis of comparative palaeography and a clear distinction between different types of literary scripts. There are no first-century New Testament papyri and only very few papyri can be attributed to the (second half of the) second century. It is only in the third and fourth centuries that New Testament manuscripts become more common, but here too the dates proposed by COMFORT–BARRETT, 1999, 2001, and JAROŠ, 2006 are often too early."

Larry Hurtado: The Dating of NT Manuscripts: An Important Recent Analysis

... further proving what Acharya has been saying for years - that there exists no credible evidence for the Gospels as we have them before the mid to late 2nd century at the earliest, which is likely when they were originally written.

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