Harvard Theological Review Rejects ‘Jesus’ Wife’

Via First Things: The rumor is that Harvard Theological Review is now declining to publish Karen King’s paper (available here as a draft pdf) on the Coptic fragment she calls the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.” It’s a rumor that appears to be true, as New Testament scholar Craig Evans writes: Is the Coptic papyrus, in…

The Earliest Manuscript of Mark’s Gospel?

Near Emmaus: According to Daniel B. Wallace the earliest manuscript of the Gospel of Mark has been discovered (see “Ehrman vs. Wallace: Round Three”). He writes the following in reference to a recent debate he had with Bart D. Ehrman: “We have as many as eighteen second-century manuscripts (six of which were recently discovered and…

Metal Codices to be Examined by Multiple Labs

Bible Places.com via the ever vigilant Joseph Lauer: This article in the Jordan Times has some new information about the metal codices, particularly with regard to the seven books recently recovered by Jordanian police.  Authorities are set to send the recently recovered books to three separate labs for further analysis – in Britain, the US and…