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The Secret Gospel of Mark

'Conspiracies & Secret Gospels' #07

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The 'Secret Gospel of Mark' describes a strange night-time encounter between Jesus and a youth. Professor Craig Evans discusses whether it is an ancient text or a modern forgery. Secret Mark consists of a couple of quotations from a letter by Clement of Alexandria, copied into the back of a printed seventeenth century book.  We have no original manuscripts of Secret Mark, nor of the supposed letter by Clement. And now, even the seventeenth century book has disappeared. All we have are mid-twentieth century photographs. Seventh video in the 'Conspiracies and Secret Gospels' series.

Corrections

When we first published this video, someone objected, on Youtube and Facebook, to some mistakes in what we said. These mistakes don't affect the central point of the video, but for the sake of accuracy, we're happy to correct them here:

If you want to find out more, the Biblical Archaeology Review has carried extensive and even-handed coverage of the debate about the Secret Gospel of Mark.

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