The only copy of it known to exist is a Coptic language text that has been carbon dated to AD 280, plus or minus 60 years.Joseph Barabe presented the behind-the-scenes story of the role an analysis of the ink played in authenticating the book at an American Chemical Society meeting.an anonymous writer would "speak" in the name of a historical figure.The Gospels, it was felt, would more likely be viewed as accurate, authentic, and persuasive if it was believed they were written by the disciples of Jesus, eyewitnesses to his ministry. In addition, Paul was one of the most fundamental figures (some would argue, more influential than Jesus himself) in what was to become the Christianity of the Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church.His letters held (and hold) an authority unlike any other theological writings of the day.
The life of Jesus of Nazareth began in the controversy of His virgin birth and ended thirty three and a half years later with the most astonishing claim that He actually rose from the dead on the third day following His death on the cross.
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He began His ministry with the miracle of turning the water into wine at a wedding feast in Cana.
Later, Jesus created more controversy with His divine healings including opening the eyes of a blind boy.