Tuesday, September 21, 2010

An Error in the New Testament Dating Post

Unlike newspapers, which bury their corrections, or TV news, which never admit their mistakes, this author will freely admit his errors. It has been pointed out that the comments I made regarding the evidence for making a 50s date of the gospels based on the work of Jose O'Callaghan is incorrect. I have spent a great deal of time looking into this, and I have discovered that this is the case. Virtually no New Testament scholar agrees with O'Callaghan's dating of the 7Q5 fragment. 

While I attempt to be as thorough as possible, I do (and will continue to) make mistakes in my research. I also believe that when I do make a mistake, and I am able to confirm the error, I am compelled to not only admit it, but to admit in the clearest possible manner. This incident has taught me to be more careful in my research, and I will endeavor to do so.

As an aside, this blog was linked at a major ex-Jehovah's Witness site, and there were a number of comments made. I will not respond to them, because I believe that if a person is going to make a comment about a blog, then that person should do so on the blog in question. Hopefully those people will read this, and respond accordingly.

Now, back to the topic at hand.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Derek,
    I admire your honesty, when a Christian can admit their mistakes it actually shows that they can be trusted to give an honest answer.