Brent Nongbri

I’m a professor of History of Religions at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society in Oslo.

I started this blog in 2017 as an outlet for things I had to leave out of a book I had just completed at the time (God’s Library: The Archaeology of the Earliest Christian Manuscripts, Yale University Press, 2018). The blog allowed me to tell some of these interesting stories and to comment on other news related to archaeology and religion.

For a selection of my academic articles, see the open access essays here or this site.

The banner is an image from Codex Bezae (University of Cambridge Library, MS. Nn.2.41, folio 71 verso), which has been digitized and is available online at the University of Cambridge Digital Library.

The site icon is from a stele of Timocrates, a copyist “trained in correct writing” (IG II² 12794).

10 Responses to About

  1. Great site!! I wish you had an email subscriber list or something like that, so that I would be notified when you post a new article.

    • Thanks for the kind words, Charles. I don’t have a subscriber list. For the blogs I like to follow, I use a content aggregator. There are a lot of choices. I like feedly (sleek and simple).

  2. Vytas says:

    Dear Brent Nongbri,
    is it possible to subscribe your blog?

  3. Amelia Brown says:

    Fascinating stuff- thanks for following up these stories!

  4. Noneyobiz says:

    Hi, DL Askren was my great-grandfather. My son stumbled onto one of your articles and was surprised to see reference to him there!

  5. Hi Dr. Nongbri, I am seeking a place-forum-way to ask very noob and foundational questions regarding early Scripture manuscripts. Would you have any advice? Thank you!

  6. Ralph Cox says:

    Hello Dr. Brent Nongbri
    I dove into the middle. Didn’t really know where I was. This is a wonder place, connecting well grounded sources. There are so many sensational (good and bad) things out there, it is nice to find something sober. Thank you.

  7. Richard Byron Calahan, Sr says:

    Today I found your blog. I find it interesting and stimulating. I saw your name on a review you did for the Bryan Mawr Classical Review. I just bought your book “God’s Library” on kindle. I’ll for sure read the articles you posted. I’m retired and learning Hellenistic Greek. I’m currently reading the NT in Greek. Thanks for this very thoughtful service you are performing.

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