Posted on March 4, 2014 by Mark
Eighteen-hundred-year-old papyri discovered–of all places–in a late professor’s files. Actually, this kind of things happen fairly often. There have been many important discoveries in libraries and archives.
One document is a libellus, issued under the persecutions of Decius. A libellus was a document proving that the owner had sacrificed to the gods of Rome, and thus was not a Christian eligible for torture.
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Posted on December 19, 2013 by Mark
This post is belated, but it is a good review of the recent publication of the Major Critical Edition of the General Epistles.
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Posted on December 4, 2013 by Mark
Volunteers with a knowledge of Greek are needed to help transcribe NT manuscripts.
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Posted on January 16, 2013 by Mark
Mary Ann, our librarian, pointed me to this resource.
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Posted on December 3, 2012 by Mark
Larry Hurtado’s preliminary review of Nestle Aland 28, the latest critical edition of the Greek New Testament.
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Posted on November 8, 2012 by Mark
OK, I’m a year behind, but I’ve never been accused of timeliness. The four-part review is very thorough. This link is to the first of 4 posts, which also includes the links to the rest of the series.
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Posted on October 22, 2012 by Mark
I may have a chance to see this display next month, of papyrus in Demotic Egyptian, the basis of a new dictionary.
While in graduate school in the 1970s, Johnson began the project using as a springboard a 700-page demotic glossary published in 1954. Her new version is an updated 4,500-page volume that is now only available free online (www.oi.uchicago.edu). She said it eventually will be published in book form by the University of Chicago Press.
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