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

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

Post by StephenGoranson » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:51 am

Harvard Crimson:
https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016 ... ty-school/
No peer-reviewed publication is mentioned there.

Commentary by Harvard Classics Prof. Emeritus Christopher Jones:
https://www.academia.edu/29812018/The_G ... o=download

A previous abstract that may (or may not be) be related:
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/pape ... ive-dating
there:
Goler abstract.docx

Dr. Ira Rabin in NTS July 2015, pp 356-367 cautioned (paraphrasing here) that such method may give dating that is unreliable.

Reportedly (I can't confirm this)--two lectures at the September 1-5, 2015 8th International Congress on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology in Wrocław, Poland may include explanation why such approach to dating would be unreliable.

SBL Annual meeting abstract:
James T. Yardley, Columbia University, Sarah Goler, Columbia University in the City of New York and David Ratzan, New York University
Dating Ancient Egyptian Papyri through Raman Spectroscopy: Concept and Application to Fragments of The Gospel of Jesus's Wife and the Gospel of John (60 min) - See more at: https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Congr ... OYWau.dpuf

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

Post by StephenGoranson » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:09 am

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 Spectroscopy. Article first published online: 6 MAY 2016 DOI: 10.1002/jrs.4945.

And now (apparently) in paper vol. 47 issue 10, October, 2016, pages 1185–1193,

ISSN 1097-4555


The first page:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... .4945/epdf

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