BR 19:02, Apr 2003
The Dead Sea Gospel?
Spanish scholar José OCallaghan shocked the world when he claimed that this tiny Greek fragment (above) known as 7Q5 contains text from the Gospel of Mark. Based on OCallaghans work, his one, vocal supporter, Carsten Peter Thiede, provided a Greek transcription (left) of the fragment. Brackets indicate missing text; dots indicate uncertainty about a letters identification.
OCallaghan identified the text as Mark 6:5253. In the translation (below right) of the passage, italics indicate letters that OCallaghan saw in the Greek; brackets indicate missing text; and strikethrough indicates the words (in Greek, epi ten gen) that OCallaghan had to delete from Mark to make the text line up properly.