More New Papyri

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.

Luther College

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.

Review of Editio Critica Major

This post is belated, but it is a good review of the recent publication of the Major Critical Edition of the General Epistles.

Help Write the New Testament

Volunteers with a knowledge of Greek are needed to help transcribe NT manuscripts.

Helpful Resource on Judaism and Christianity

Mary Ann, our librarian, pointed me to this resource.

NA 28

Larry Hurtado’s preliminary review of Nestle Aland 28, the latest critical edition of the Greek New Testament.

Dan Wallace Reviews the NIV 2011

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.

An Egpytian “People’s Dictionary” in Chicago

I may have a chance to see this display next month, of papyrus in Demotic Egyptian, the basis of a new dictionary.,0,6669532.column

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 ( She said it eventually will be published in book form by the University of Chicago Press.


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