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by StephenGoranson
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Nag Hammadi Library Belonged to Monks
Replies: 19
Views: 20151

Re: The Nag Hammadi Library Belonged to Monks

Hugo Lundhaug posted another relevant paper:
https://www.academia.edu/3351656/Shenou ... i_Codex_II
(HT Paleojudaica)
by StephenGoranson
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?
Replies: 7
Views: 10037

Re: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?

Speaking of earlier texts on lead widely regarded as fake: the lead books of Sacromonte in Spain. These lead-laced sheets were claimed to be deposited by first century Arabic-speaking Christians.... But were unknown until the 16th century. So a parallel (neither ancient nor modern) might suggest for...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?
Replies: 7
Views: 10037

Re: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?

DCH, If the rings were extruded through a die (if examination by experts established that), yes, that might be a dating factor, though lead may be malleable enough to produce these rather crude items in another manner. Of course, yes, anyone is free to propose a medieval date, which might be more pl...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?
Replies: 7
Views: 10037

Re: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?

So far I have encountered no good reason to regard the recently-publicized lead tablets as anything other than modern fakes, but here are two more sites on them, if interested: 1) https://www.academia.edu/30292465/The_Jordanian_Lead_Books_David_Elkingtons_Sensationalism_and_Plagiarism_A_Statement (m...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?
Replies: 7
Views: 10037

Re: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/2011_0 ... 8247746754
"Hebrew-Inscribed-Metal-Codices Watch: A Fake" and, if interested, links there.
by StephenGoranson
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?
Replies: 7
Views: 10037

Re: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?

Reused lead for modern forgery, probably.
by StephenGoranson
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Inscription from 2nd c CE Judea found
Replies: 0
Views: 1962

Inscription from 2nd c CE Judea found

'The newly found inscription, carved on the stone in Greek, is missing a part, but is thought to have originally read: “The city of Dor honors Marcus Paccius, son of Publius, Silvanus, governor of the province of Judea as well as … of the province of Syria, and a patron of the city of Dor”.' read mo...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Demotic Gospel of Thomas hoax
Replies: 0
Views: 2302

Demotic Gospel of Thomas hoax

Speaking of forgery and (SBL meeting in) San Antonio, a reminder of a proposed--not proven, as far as I know!--hint of a forgery source, here’s a link to discussion of the faked Demotic version of parts of the Gospel of Thomas supposedly reprinted from an 1875 New Orleans publication and offered to ...
by StephenGoranson
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New *proposed* ink dating: "Jesus Wife" 200 AD (?!)
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Re: New *proposed* ink dating: "Jesus Wife" 200 AD (?!)

I was behind, bibliographically; there is a publication (though I haven't got a full copy): Sarah Goler, James T. Yardley, Angela Cacciola, Alexis Hagadorn, David Ratzan and Roger Bagnall. "Characterizing the age of ancient Egyptian manuscripts through micro-Raman spectroscopy." Journal of Raman Spe...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New *proposed* ink dating: "Jesus Wife" 200 AD (?!)
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

New *proposed* ink dating: "Jesus Wife" 200 AD (?!)

Harvard Crimson: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/11/11/papyrus-christianity-divinity-school/ No peer-reviewed publication is mentioned there. Commentary by Harvard Classics Prof. Emeritus Christopher Jones: https://www.academia.edu/29812018/The_Gospel_of_Jesus_Wife_redux?auto=download A prev...