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Category Archives: Green Collection Romans
Hobby Lobby Inc. vs Dirk Obbink
A couple days ago, the news broke that Hobby Lobby has sued Professor Dirk Obbink for over $7 million USD. The 10-page complaint (which can be seen here) does not paint a nice picture of Prof. Obbink, but that’s generally … Continue reading
New Article on Dirk Obbink in The Atlantic
Ariel Sabar has published a fascinating account of the saga of Professor Dirk Obbink and the Green Collection in The Atlantic. I encourage everyone to check out the whole story here. For me, the most interesting new details have to … Continue reading
More on Sappho, Romans, and the Baylor “Mummy Mask” Extraction
In my last post on the new information regarding the origin of Hobby Lobby’s Sappho papyrus fragments, I noted some parallels with the claimed mummy mask origins of a papyrus fragment of Paul’s letter to the Romans (now known to … Continue reading
Contextualizing the New Sappho Information
Mike Holmes of the Museum of the Bible has released some intriguing new information about the Sappho papyrus fragments owned by Hobby Lobby. I posted Mike’s statement here. There really is a lot to unpack with this situation. I want … Continue reading
How Many Oxyrhynchus Papyri Have Been Sold?
Now that the Egypt Exploration Society (EES) has found that Oxford Professor Dirk Obbink has clandestinely sold papyri from the Oxyrhynchus collection to Hobby Lobby, several questions arise. It will take a while to process this. But let’s make a … Continue reading
One of the “Other” Oxyrhynchus Gospels for Sale and a Pattern in the Green Collection
Like many people, I have a number of lingering questions about the alleged sale of four fragmentary gospel papyri from the Oxyrhynchus collection. I’ve mentioned a few of them already in other posts. I’m going to go a little deeper … Continue reading
P129: Some Questions about a Papyrus of 1 Corinthians
[[Update: The papyrus fragments of Romans and 1 Corinthians discussed in this post were among those stolen from the Egypt Exploration Society. See details here.]] On a few occasions, I’ve mentioned a fragmentary papyrus leaf containing 1 Corinthians in the … Continue reading
Still More Greek and Coptic Papyri from Scott Carroll
Thanks again to the resourcefulness of David Bradnick, here is still another video of Scott Carroll displaying still more papyrus and parchment manuscripts, including some Greek and Coptic manuscripts that have not appeared in the other videos I have surveyed. … Continue reading
More of Scott Carroll’s Papyri?
Thanks to David Bradnick for uncovering this relatively recent video of Scott Carroll that was recorded February 23, 2018 (Update: Thanks to Peter Gurry and Susanna Kinzig for pointing out the website for the original event). In this talk, “Stones … Continue reading
P129, P130, and P131: A Couple More Observations
In my previous post, I tried to direct attention to the source of certain papyri in the Green Collection and/or the Museum of the Bible that seem to have been acquired at about the same time as “first century” Mark … Continue reading