Dating coptic manuscripts
“Having the congress here on our campus marks a wonderful milestone for us, a reality that surpasses our dreams,” explained Saad “Our university enjoys a long, fruitful relationship with the members and leadership of the Coptic Church.” The term “Copts” generally refers to those identifying themselves as the Christians of Egypt.
According to tradition, the Coptic Church originates in the teachings of Saint Mark, who brought Christianity to Egypt during the reign of Nero in the first century.
Not only had Robinson promptly answered him, he had sent along copies of the Nag Hammadi texts to Emmel—a humble graduate student at the time—to examine!
But, we have absolutely no ancient documents contemporary with the First Century that contest the New Testament texts. This is extremely close to the original writing date.Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society under the auspices of the International Association for Coptic Studies.