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A Nice Explanation of Dendrochronology

Yesterday’s New York Times has a fantastically illustrated article on dendrochronology, the science of studying tree rings. I’ve mentioned dendrochronology in a few posts here in connection to the process of calibrating the results of radiocarbon analysis (for instance, here). … Continue reading

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A New Home for the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife?

Read down to the end of the story to learn where the “Jesus Wife” fragment is now:

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Upcoming Talk on Coptic Books

For those who might be interested, I will be giving a lecture on early Coptic books on 6 August at 6 pm (Berlin time).

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MPhil in History of Religions at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society

I recently began work as Professor of History of Religions at the MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society in Oslo. A big part of my position here is overseeing a masters program in History of Religions: “History of … 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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The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath: Synoptic Problems

The saying in Matthew 12:8 (and its parallels) presents a fun puzzle. 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

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Ancient Book Covers and “Cartonnage”

As a follow-up to my last post on the development of the use of the French term “cartonnage”: It looks like it was the late 1950s when the term “cartonnage” began to be applied to the material sometimes used in … Continue reading

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ⲡⲗⲉⲓⲥⲧⲁ ⲭⲁⲓⲣⲉⲓⲛ. Thanks for stopping by. I’m a scholar in the area of religion specializing in early Christianity. I’m currently working on ancient Christian manuscripts. I’ve just completed a book on that topic (God’s Library: The Archaeology of the Earliest … Continue reading

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