Re: [GTh] Mark
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From: "Tom Saunders" <tom@...>
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 2:44 AM
Subject: [GTh] Mark
> The Coptic Mark....
> The following is from Easton's Bible Dic.
> "At a later period he (Mark) was with Peter in Babylon (1 Pet. 5:13),
then, and for some centuries afterwards, one of the chief seats of Jewish
learning; and he was with Timothy in Ephesus when Paul wrote him during his
second imprisonment (2 Tim. 4:11). He then disappears from view."
> We know now that Mark founded the Coptic Christian Church in Egypt. The
Copts claim to have the oldest surviving Gospel which is written by Mark. I
am wondering if those of this group who do translations have looked at this
Gospel for comparison? http://www.coptic.net/EncyclopediaCoptica/
> I do not know if the text is available at this site except for a picture
of the first page.
Its really not necessary to translate, Tom. Old fashioned, garden variety
palaeography will do. That manuscript is somewhere around 9th century CE.