The Oldest Inscription Bearing Jesus' Name (and why you never heard of it)

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By Marcionite Christian Church and Darren Kelama. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In 1870, a book was published which covered the exploits of French archeologists deep in the deserts of Syria. They discovered the oldest surviving inscription of Jesus in the world carved into the archway of an ancient church and it was dated 318 A.D. What was shocking wasn't the date - it was who the church belonged to.

Links mentioned in the show:

Ancient Marcionite Church in Syria

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deir_Ali

Marcionite Christian Church

https://www.marcionitechurch.org

The Very First Bible

https://www.theveryfirstbible.org

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