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OLDEST NEW TESTAMENT MANUSCRIPTS JUST DISCOVERED???

 

 

Copyright June 23, 2005 6:24 PM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

 

 

WARNING:  WE HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THIS REPORT YET!  IT MIGHT, IN FACT, BE A HOAX!

 

 

The Chicago-Jerusalem Archaeological Institute announced today:

 

DISCOVERY OF “HIEROSOLYMA MANUSCRIPTS”

 

Thursday, June 23, 2005

 

CJAI archaeologists have made the greatest, New Testament manuscript discovery of all time.  Hundreds of first century manuscripts older than the Alexandrian manuscripts have been discovered.  We have named these manuscripts the “Hierosolyma Manuscripts” because they were found near the city of Jerusalem and “Hierosolyma” is an ancient name for Jerusalem.

 

Our preliminary examination of these manuscripts tells us two things:

 

1. The Hierosolyma Manuscripts CONTRADICT the Alexandrian manuscripts.

 

2. The Hirosolyma Manuscripts agree with the Textus Receptus and Byzantine Majority texts.

 

We will be publishing a research paper as soon as possible.

 

The L. F. Nexus supports the Chicago-Jerusalem Archaeological Institute.  However, there is always the possibility, however remote, that someone has hacked into their website and published FALSE information.

 

Whatever the truth turns out to be, note the following:

 

IF THE “HIEROSOLYMA MANUSCRIPTS” EXIST, IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THEY ARE OLDER THAN THE ALEXANDRIAN MANUSCRIPTS!  THE REASON THIS IS SO IS THAT MANUSCRIPT “OLDER-NESS” DOES NOT PROVE THAT A MANUSCRIPT IS MORE ACCURATE THAN OTHER MANUSCRIPTS!  THE FOLLOWING SHORT, TRUE ACCOUNT PROVES THIS:

You know, I once wrote a short story about travelling to the moon when I was 10 years old.  I lent a copy of the story to a boyhood friend of mine named Sam.  He made a copy.  40 years later, Sam and I got together at my home.  He had become a doctor.  For the fun of it, he had brought the copy of my story he had made when I was 10 and told me an interesting story (keep in mind that Sam’s mother had known that we were best friends):

 

Mike, when you loaned me your story about travelling to the moon, my mother saw it and thought it was cute; so she made a handwritten copy of it to put in a book of remembrances.  Twenty years later the copy was fading; so she made another handwritten copy.  Here is my copy and here is my mother’s copy of the copy of your story.

 

Since we were at my home and I save everything (in a mile of filing cabinets), I went to extract my original writing (saved by my mother, etc., etc.) from “filing cabinet ‘Ch,’” where under “Childhood Remembrances” I found my original.

 

I compared all three copies.  Guess what (you probably see what’s coming)?

 

My original story matched perfectly with Sam’s mother’s copy of the copy of my story.  Sam’s copy of my story, on the other hand, did not.

 

IN OTHER WORDS, A LATER MANUSCRIPT WAS MORE ACCURATE THAN AN OLDER MANUSCRIPT!