Bible NT - Manuscript Dating reveals 250 year gap in evidence  

Dating the New Testament Bible with physical Manuscripts reveals between 83 to 250 years of missing history.

The original, handwritten 27 books of the New Testament most likely disappeared within a few decades after being written. We are left with thousands of manuscripts and papyri, handwritten copies written in a variety of languages.

The table below lists the New Testament books, year of authorship, and year of the earliest available manuscript and papyri.

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  Gospels
1
MARK      180 YEAR GAP 1
DATE: 265-75 AD
MANUSCRIPT: 3P45 - Egypt - 250 AD
GAP: 4175-185 Years
CALCULATIONS
Lower Range: 250-75=175 yr
Upper Range: 250-65=185 yr
Median:(175+185)/2=180 yr

1    YEAR GAP is the number of years (median gap) during which their is NO physical manuscript evidence for the text. A high Year Gap decreases the reliability of the text, i.e. copying tradition, high probability of textual corruption, unauthorised edits and additions which become impossible to verify later.

2    DATE is the approximate date of writing according to Biblical scholarship. Where a date range is used, the median is calculated and rounded to the nearest year.

3    MANUSCRIPT is details of the Earliest Manuscript or Papyri (physical evidence).
Note: The manuscript may be fragmentary with only a few words or verses.

4    GAP shows the range in years during which the text did not exist.
2
MATTHEW      88 YEAR GAP
DATE:75-100 AD
MANUSCRIPT: P104 - Egypt - 150-200 AD
GAP:50-125 Years
3
LUKE      113 YEAR GAP
DATE:75-100 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P4 - Egypt - 150-200 AD
P75 - Egypt - 175-250 AD
GAP: 50-175 Years
4
JOHN      100 YEAR GAP
DATE:90-110 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P52 - Egypt - 200 AD
GAP: 90-110 Years
5
ACTS      165 YEAR GAP
DATE:80-90 AD
MANUSCRIPT: 0189 - 200 AD
P29 - Egypt - 250-300 AD
P45 - Egypt - 250 AD
P48 - Egypt - 250-300 AD
P53 - Egypt - 250-300 AD
P91 - 250-300 AD
GAP: 110-220 Years
  Paul's Letters
To Churches
6
ROMANS      143 YEAR GAP
DATE:56-58 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P46 - 175-225 AD
GAP: 117-169 Years
7
1 CORINTHIANS      145 YEAR GAP
DATE:50-60 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P46 - 175-225 AD
GAP: 115-175 Years
8
2 CORINTHIANS      144 YEAR GAP
DATE:55-57 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P46 - 175-225 AD
GAP: 118-170 Years
9
GALATIANS      149 YEAR GAP
DATE:48-55 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P46 - 175-225 AD
GAP: 120-177 Years
10
EPHESIANS      113 YEAR GAP
DATE:80-95 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P46 - 175-225 AD
GAP: 80-145 Years
11
PHILIPPIANS      145 YEAR GAP
DATE:50-60 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P46 - 175-225 AD
GAP: 115-175 Years
12
COLOSSIANS      113 YEAR GAP
DATE:80-95 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P46 - 175-225 AD
GAP: 80-145 Years
13
1 THESSALONIANS      145 YEAR GAP
DATE:50-60 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P46 - 175-225 AD
GAP: 115-175 Years
14
2 THESSALONIANS      213 YEAR GAP
DATE:80-95 AD
MANUSCRIPT: P92 - Egypt - 300 AD
GAP: 205-220 Years
  Paul's Letters
To Individuals
15
1 TIMOTHY      138 YEAR GAP
DATE:62 AD
MANUSCRIPT: P32 - Egypt - 100-300 AD
Codex Sinaiticus - Egypt - 350 AD
GAP: 38-238 Years
16
2 TIMOTHY      133 YEAR GAP
DATE:67 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P32 - Egypt - 100-300 AD
Codex Sinaiticus - Egypt - 350 AD
GAP: 33-233 Years
17
TITUS      138 YEAR GAP
DATE:62 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P32 - Egypt - 100-300 AD
Codex Sinaiticus - Egypt - 350 AD
GAP:38-238 Years
18
PHILEMON      195 YEAR GAP
DATE:50-60 AD
MANUSCRIPT: P87 - 250 AD
GAP: 190-200 Years
  Other Letters
19
HEBREWS      120 YEAR GAP
DATE:70-90 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P46 - 175-225 AD
GAP: 85-155 Years
20
JAMES      160 YEAR GAP
DATE:90-140 AD
MANUSCRIPT: P20 - Egypt - 250-300 AD
P23 - Egypt - 250-300 AD
GAP: 110-210 Years
21
1 PETER      208 YEAR GAP
DATE:90-95 AD
MANUSCRIPT: P72 - 250-350 AD
GAP: 155-260 Years
22
2 PETER      163 YEAR GAP
DATE:125-150 AD
MANUSCRIPT:P72 - 250-350 AD
GAP: 100-225 Years
23
1 JOHN      175 YEAR GAP
DATE:90-110 AD
MANUSCRIPT: P9 - Egypt - 250-300 AD
GAP: 140-210 Years
24
2 JOHN      250 YEAR GAP
DATE:90-110 AD
MANUSCRIPT:Codex Sinaiticus - Egypt - 350 AD
GAP: 240-260 Years
25
3 JOHN      250 YEAR GAP
DATE:90-110 AD
MANUSCRIPT:Codex Sinaiticus - Egypt - 350 AD
GAP: 240-260 Years
26
JUDE      185 YEAR GAP
DATE:90-140 AD
MANUSCRIPT: P72 - 250-350 AD
GAP: 110-260 Years
  Prophecy
27
REVELATION      83 YEAR GAP
DATE:90-95 AD
MANUSCRIPT: P98 - 150-200 AD
GAP: 55-110 Years


QURAN      0 YEAR GAP
The Birmingham Quran manuscript is a parchment on which two leaves of an early Quranic manuscript are written. In 2015 the manuscript, which is held in the UK by the University of Birmingham, was radiocarbon dated to between 568 and 645 AD with 95.4% accuracy.

The test was carried out in a laboratory at the University of Oxford. The result places the leaves close to the time of the Prophet Muhammad, who is generally thought to have lived between 570 and 632 AD.
W Birmingham_Quran_manuscript


The tests carried out on the parchment of the Birmingham folios yield the strong probability that the animal from which it was taken was alive during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad or shortly afterwards.

These portions must have been in a form that is very close to the form of the Quran read today, supporting the view that the [Quran] text has undergone little or no alteration and that it can be dated to a point very close to the time it was believed to be revealed.

David Thomas, Professor of Christianity and Islam. University of Birmingham
  Birmingham University


CREDIT
https://callingchristians.com/2017/04/05/a-brief-insight-into-the-new-testaments-prototyping
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2015/07/quran-manuscript-22-07-15.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Quran_manuscript
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dating_the_Bible
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