Tag Archives: Textual

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 … Continue reading

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Byzantine Manuscripts Restoration

How to repair a Byzantine Manuscript: HT: Byzantine News  

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Is this the Earliest New Testament Manuscript?

[Background here.] This manuscript is supposedly from St Mark’s Gospel – 5:15-18. The photo, which is doing the blog rounds, is posted and discussed here. HT  

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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: … Continue reading

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Jordan Lead Codices: Exposing the Fakes

Here is a great video that aims to explain why it is that the Jordan Lead Codices are to be considered fake:   For a background to these Codices, which came to light this year, click here, here, or here.

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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 … Continue reading

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Expert’s Evidence for Jesus’ Crucifixion

Could these be the actual words of Jesus’ crucifixion charge sheet in the Munich Talmud?

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Philip Davies on Lead Codices: ‘Probably not a hoax or a forgery’

Far from being a favourite scholar of mine, I have to say I’m rather pleasantly surprised by Prof Philip Davies’ observations: The following is a general introductory summary by Sheffield Prof. Emeritus Philip Davies on the now famous lead codices (some images … Continue reading

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Biggest Discovery Since the Dead Sea Scrolls?

And still more mass reporting on the codice find:

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Jordan Codice: The First Ever Portrait of Jesus?

The image is eerily familiar: a bearded young man with flowing curly hair. After lying for nearly 2,000 years hidden in a cave in the Holy Land, the fine detail is difficult to determine. But in a certain light it … Continue reading

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