Monday, February 17, 2014

Bible Snake-bite

A Kentucky snake-handling preacher who appeared in a television show about the religious practice has died of a snakebite after refusing medical treatment, authorities said on Sunday.  Mark 16:17-18  “And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will … pick up snakes with their hands.”
Mark 16:18: “…and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all.” 

There is some evidence that these verses were not originally part of the Gospel of Mark. Some of the oldest and most reliable Greek manuscripts of the Gospel of Mark do not contain verses 9-20. Some other manuscripts contain Mark 16:9-20, but set them apart from the rest of the Gospel of Mark. 

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