Monthly Archives: November 2019

Recap of the SBL “First Century Mark” Session

A few days ago, I was fortunate to be a part of the a session dedicated to a “postmortem” on so-called “First Century Mark” at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in San Diego. Below is a … Continue reading

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The Coptic Material from Oxyrhynchus

Several people have asked me why there are no Coptic pieces on the list of recently emerged papyri of dubious origins. I put that list online in the hopes of identifying more material that may have been stolen from the … Continue reading

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News: Egypt Exploration Society Missing At Least 120 Papyri

I missed this news from a couple days ago. The Egypt Exploration Society has announced that they are missing at least 120 papyri from the Oxyrhynchus collection. Read the full announcement here.

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Once Again, Scott Carroll and a Papyrus of Plato

I’ve written before about Scott Carroll’s connection to a papyrus of Plato’s Phaedo. What I have only just now realized while reviewing some of Carroll’s past lectures is that his association with this piece goes back to early 2012 (or … Continue reading

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A New(-ish) Published Papyrus from the Green Collection!

Sometimes my own oversights absolutely astound me. On my last update to the list of recently emerged papyri of dubious origins, I noted that a papyrus of a work of Aristotle in the Green Collection was said to have been … Continue reading

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Additional Papyri of Unknown Origins

At the prompting of David Bradnick, I have added a few more items to the list of recently emerged papyri with dubious origins. I hesitated to add these pieces to the list because I have not seen images of them, … Continue reading

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