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Experts discover earliest record of Jesus'
childhood after deciphering 2,000-year-old
Egyptian manuscript

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Posted By: Imright, 6/11/2024 2:53:24 PM

The earliest known copy of an incredible story about Jesus performing a miracle as a child has been discovered scrawled on an ancient Egyptian manuscript. The 2,000-year-old papyrus - a material that predates paper - tells the lesser-known story of the 'vivification of the sparrows,' when the five-year-old Messiah is said to have turned clay pigeons into live birds, a tale also referred to as the 'second miracle'. The clumsiness of the handwriting led the researchers to believe it was likely written as part of a class exercise in a school or religious community in 4th or 5th Century Egypt, which was a Christian society in those times.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 6/11/2024 3:33:09 PM (No. 1735527)
So, that’s where the idea of clay pigeons came from!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher 6/11/2024 3:35:14 PM (No. 1735529)
Good grief, the Infancy Gospel of Thomas has been known (and discredited) for years. It's actually funny. Read it sometime. I'm sure it's online somewhere.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 6/11/2024 3:38:05 PM (No. 1735533)
Wow. New info about Jesus. Amazing. We thought we had the whole story, what would be known.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 6/11/2024 3:38:52 PM (No. 1735536)
Re #2....thanks, I will, had not heard of it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hermoine 6/11/2024 3:45:09 PM (No. 1735542)
How can it both be written 2,000 years ago and written in the 4th or 5th century AD?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared 6/11/2024 3:53:20 PM (No. 1735546)
Most of these discoveries are the bunk. Everyone knows Jesus made his first record at Sam Phillips' 'Sun Records' in Memphis.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel 6/11/2024 4:20:29 PM (No. 1735558)
#6, he was backed up by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Maggie2u 6/11/2024 4:27:44 PM (No. 1735559)
how do we know that this was our Jesus who brought clay pigeons alive? Remember, back then every Tom, Dick and Harry was named Jesus
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Reply 9 - Posted by: privateer 6/11/2024 4:34:50 PM (No. 1735562)
I suspect Phariseean disinformation.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 6/11/2024 5:22:25 PM (No. 1735579)
#2, if you read the article you quickly realize that the author of the article did not understand the significance of this manuscript. Reading between the lines of what the article says one can discover that this is the earliest copy, although only a partial copy, of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. This manuscript was apparently written very close to the time when the IGT originated, and tells us nothing we did not know about Jesus' life.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorCalXplnt 6/11/2024 5:39:20 PM (No. 1735584)
OMG! This is a discredited story from the discredited gnostic Gospel of Thomas. This story claiming to be authentic has been around for decades. And the Daily Mail is hyping this as though they have uncovered the Rosetta Stone? Incredible.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: LadyHen 6/11/2024 5:41:41 PM (No. 1735585)
This is not new. The Infancy Gospel of Thomas was rejected as a heretical Gnostic book by the Church long long ago and is considered pseudepigraphical by all true Christian scholars. St Irenaeus of Lyon (a disciple of St Polycarp of Smyrna who was himself a disciple of Saint and Holy Apostle of our Lord Jesus John the Theologian) who died in 202AD might have even referred to this very heretical tale in his seminal work "Against Heresies." So again, there is no new here, just mindless tattle from the "media", the usual when it comes to anything remotely related to Christianity. While it may be an interesting find for historians, it is in no way considered anything more than an archeological find by the Church.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jethro bo 6/11/2024 5:45:15 PM (No. 1735588)
Any intelligence expert can identify that this has all the hallmarks of Russian disinformation.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/11/2024 6:08:44 PM (No. 1735594)
Coptics, as near as I can tell, were early fanfiction writers.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: kono 6/11/2024 7:49:50 PM (No. 1735622)
Maybe it's being reported by climate scientists or democrat economists, #5. 15 or 16 centuries is 2000 years, right?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 6/11/2024 8:51:41 PM (No. 1735642)
Interesting discussion, at least the serious comments. I had never heard of this Infancy Gospel of Thomas previously. I have only taken one course on the Bible as an adult and it was not mentioned. I am no kind of a Biblical scholar, just a reader of it, trying to learn.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: buckeye1 6/11/2024 11:59:36 PM (No. 1735688)
There were writings from that time that deviated from the apostle's teaching regarding the birth and actions of Jesus The Gospel of Thomas was written by Gnostics who were early heretics of the orthodox teachings of the apostles of Christ
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