Monthly Archives: May 2018

Some Observations on the “Provisional Dating” of P.Oxy. 83.5345

I want to dwell a little bit on one of the lines from the Egypt Exploration Society’s statement on P.Oxy. 83.5345: “This is the same text that Professor Obbink showed to some visitors to Oxford in 2011/12, which some of … Continue reading

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The Oxyrhynchus Papyri of Dubious Provenance and Editorial Choice

P.Oxy. 83.5345, the newly published papyrus fragment of the Gospel According to Mark, has the inventory number 104/14b, which is part of a clear sequence of such numbers among the Oxyrhynchus papyri; so there is no good reason to doubt … Continue reading

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The Oxyrhynchus “Distributions”

In the recent discussions about the newly published fragment of the Gospel According to Mark (P.Oxy. 83.5345), there has been a little confusion about the so-called “distribution papyri.” These are pieces of papyrus excavated from Oxyrhynchus and elsewhere that the … Continue reading

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EES Makes Edition of the New Oxyrhynchus Mark Fragment Available Online

The EES has made the edition of the new Mark fragment in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri series available freely online at https://www.ees.ac.uk/news/poxy-lxxxiii-5345 Also, Candida Moss and Joel Baden, who have been following the Green Collection and Museum of the Bible story for … Continue reading

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Sorting the Oxyrhynchus Papyri

Again, it would be great to get a systematic account from somebody “in the know” about the unpublished inventory of material from Oxyrhynchus. Hunt, of course, identified some things in the field and then back at Oxford. But it seems … Continue reading

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P.Oxy. 83.5345: A Picture and Still More on Inventory Numbers

The papyrus formerly known as “First Century” Mark, which is now second or third (or fourth) century Mark, has finally appeared. Elijah Hixson’s original post has now been updated several times and now includes a picture of the papyrus in … Continue reading

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Egypt Exploration Society on the Papyrus Formerly Known As “First Century” Mark

The Egypt Exploration Society has just posted an announcement on their website about P.Oxy. 83.5345:

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So-called “First Century Mark.” Wow. (with a coda on Oxyrhynchus inventory numbers)

Quite a bit has gone down since Elijah Hixson broke the news yesterday that a newly published Oxyrhynchus papyrus (P.Oxy. 83.5345) is the much awaited “first century Mark” fragment that has been rumored to exist since 2012.

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P.Oxy. 31.2604: Writing Exercises and Palaeography

Elijah Hixson has drawn attention this morning to a new volume of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri series that is set to appear. Elijah focuses on a potentially interesting new copy of the Gospel According to Mark, but I must admit that … Continue reading

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Matthew and Levi (and James)

A kind of random question via e-mail sent me down a rabbit hole yesterday. The question was this: Does Origen say that Matthew and Levi were not the same person? The answer turns out to be more complicated than I … Continue reading

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