Re: tc-list Coptic copy of John older than 200CE?
- Thanks for your reply Jack
Here is the whole quote
In the book "Insight Guides Egypt" by Houghton Mifflin Company page 50 under
the title "Early Christianity" it says "Such were the conditions in Egypt
during the 1st century of the Christian era, when the apostle Mark preached
in Alexandria. Remains from the period of the diffusion of Christianity in
Egypt are scant, but New Testament writings found in Bahnasa in Middle Egypt
date from around the year 200, and a fragment of the gospel of St John
written in Coptic and found in Upper Egypt, can be dated even earlier."
>Mark Gipe wrote:
>> I read in a travel book on Egypt which I have that there has been found a
>> Coptic copy of John older than 200 CE. Does anyone know any thing about this
>> manuscript. Where can I find more information about this?
>Are you sure it was Coptic? A travel guide to Egypt would probably
>taybutheh d'maran yeshua masheecha am kulkon