Evangelical Textual Criticism

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Using a Laser on the Gospels

On the use of laser on the Book of Kells see here.

4 comments:

  1. It looks like this will also help to determine whether this book was stolen from Britain (specifically Scotland) by those Irish monks, and whether we should ask for its return!

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  2. I can see how this might establish that it came from Scotland. Can it also establish whether or not it was stolen?

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  3. Moreover, Britain would do well to remain rather quiet on the subject of repatriating manuscripts :-)

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  4. Well, Pete, many of the manuscripts and other artefacts which we Brits are alleged to have stolen from other countries were in fact legally purchased by British explorers, and so there is no question of theft. Nevertheless the countries in which they originated want them back, as their cultural heritage. And I don't blame them. But if they are saying things like that to us, surely we have the right to demand back our own cultural heritage. I'm not being very serious of course, but there are two sides to this issue.

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