New College, University of Edinburgh

Dalmanutha? Ken Dark’s Proposal

Dr. Ken Dark, who gave us some informative sessions earlier this year, has now made headlines with his proposal that he may have identified the site of Dalmanutha, mentioned in the Gospel of Mark.  The story in Huffington Post appears here. Share Post:

  • CSCO Team,
  • 18th September 2013

Chester Beatty Papyri: New and Fully Photographed

I’m delighted to be able now to release news of a truly important project completed:  The completion of the digital photographing of the remarkable cache of ancient papyri housed in the Chester Beatty Library (Dublin).  These papyri include portions of biblical manuscripts that are among the earliest extant, both OT and NT writings, and many […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 18th September 2013

“New Documents” Vol 10

I’ve just received my copy of Volume 10 of the valuable series, New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, eds. S. R. Llewelyn and J. R. Harrison (Eerdmans, 2012).  For those who don’t know the series, each volume reviews publications of texts and inscriptions from a preceding period of years.  This latest volume covers 1988-1992. The original […]


Another “New Documents” Volume

(Larry Hurtado):  The latest in the series, “New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity,” produced by the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre in Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) has appeared, Volume 10, edited by S. R. Llewelyn and J. R. Harrison (published by Eerdmans).  Each volume in the series is a valuable collection of notices of publications on […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 15th February 2013

Early Christian Art: Yale Dura Europos Frescoes

(Larry Hurtado): I pass on a notice (from Rod Mullen) that Yale University Art Gallery has completed a renovation and among items on display are frescoes from the Dura Europos baptistry (3rd cent CE). They have also now posted online images of these frescoes: here. You can search for specific images by using the following […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 17th December 2012

Ancient Christian Artifacts in Rome: Origins of Scholarly Work

(Larry Hurtado) By happy accident (often a feature of scholarly research!) yesterday, I ran across an article I would likely never have learned about otherwise: Ann Marie Yasin, “Displaying the Sacred Past: Ancient Christian Inscriptions in Early Modern Rome,” International Journal of the Classical Tradition 7 (2000): 39-57. Yasin focuses on the origins of scholarly […]

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  • 4th April 2012

Qumran: Some Counts from Falk

(Larry Hurtado) I found Daniel Falk’s (University of Oregon) presention yesterday (in a special CSCO session) very interesting in a number of points. One of these was some of the manuscripts data he provided. By his count, 131 of the ca. 930 manuscripts from the Dead Sea sites are papyrus, which = ca. 14% (the […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 4th April 2012

Early Christian Graffiti?

(Larry Hurtado) Over on my own blog site, I’ve posted about some graffiti from ancient Smyrna that are identified by Roger Bagnall as possibly to confidently Christian: http://larryhurtado.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/the-earliest-christian-graffito/ See Roger Bagnall, everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011), pp. 22-23. Share Post:

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  • 2nd April 2012