Author Archives: Brent Nongbri

Scott Carroll’s Classical Papyri

So, I think I may be starting to alleviate some of my confusion about Scott Carroll and the Green Collection papyri. One part of all this that was unclear to me was the status of several manuscripts acquired or “discovered” … Continue reading

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More Early Christian Greek and Coptic Papyri in the Green Collection?

In earlier posts I’ve discussed a number of early Christian manuscripts associated with the Green Collection (papyri of Genesis, Exodus and Hebrews, Matthew, Romans, and 1 Corinthians). Most of these pieces were featured at different points in the “Passages” speakers … Continue reading

Posted in First Century Mark, Green Collection, Green Collection Greek Genesis, Green Collection Hebrews, Passages Speakers Series, Scott Carroll, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Two More Greek Papyri in the Green Collection: Exodus and Hebrews

In my last post, I highlighted a papyrus of Genesis mentioned by Scott Carroll in his 2011 lecture in the “Passages” speakers series. Later in that same talk, Carroll singled out two other pieces in the collection, a papyrus leaf … Continue reading

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A Green Collection Papyrus of Genesis in Greek

I continue to work through the “Passages” speakers series videos. During his talk in the 2011 sequence of lectures, Scott Carroll mentioned a number of literary papyri that the Green Collection had acquired. In the course of explaining the differences … Continue reading

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P.Bodmer 1, A Land List Reused for Books 5 and 6 of the Iliad

2018 was an important year for the study of the Bodmer Papyri, with the launch of the “Papyri” cluster of the Bodmer Lab website, which made available digital images of the papyrus and parchment manuscripts from Egypt in the collection. … Continue reading

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Ancient Manuscripts: Some Ethics Questions

In an earlier post, I mentioned some of my concern about the tendency to orient provenance discussions in relation to the year 1970, the date of the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export … Continue reading

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The Papyrus of Aristotle’s Constitution of the Athenians: Provenance Questions

I recently wanted to quickly refresh myself on what can be known about the provenance of the famous papyrus containing nearly the entire text of Aristotle’s Constitution of the Athenians (British Library Pap. 131, LDAB 391). As usual, this turned … Continue reading

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