2008.03 Eyewitness to Jesus 

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The book Eyewitness to Jesus tells the fascinating story of the discovery, study, and significance of the Magdalen Papyrus, a papyrus found in an Oxford library that is thought to be the oldest existing New Testament fragment. The compelling significance of the Magdalen Papyrus is that it is the first physical evidence to substantiate church tradition that Matthew was written within a generation of Jesus by an eyewitness. The book focuses a riveting spotlight on the rock-solid historical foundation of the Christian faith and will strengthen one’s ability to defend it.

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Tags: Oxford, papyrus, calligraphy, Masada, Herculaneum, forensic evidence, form criticism, Eyewitness to Jesus, Magdalen Papyrus, Carsten Peter Thiede, Matthew D’Ancona, Magdalen College, Charles Huelatt, Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls, dating manuscripts, John Rylands Papyrus, papyrology

©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
March 2008

For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased” — and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.
(2 Peter 1:16-19)

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