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.
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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.