Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Diamond Synchroton

No, not a new Robert Ludlum novel.

Rather: "The hidden content in ancient works could be illuminated by a light source 10 billion times brighter than the Sun."

See the BBC report (HT: What's New in Papyrology? for more links).

Apparently it can read a book without opening the covers (it seems to me like some book reviewers have already been using this tool).

4 Comments:

Peter M. Head said...

I suppose there is no reason why it couldn't be a Robert Ludlum novel. Despite dying in 2001 at least five further books have been published in his name.

James M. Leonard said...

Our own Michael Bird is presenting, though not on tc.

Tiberius Rala presents on the history of the text of Jeremiah

Todd S. Bealle presents on the text of Jeremiah and 4QJer-b

Alan Kam-Yay Chan presents "Canonical Effect of the Antecedent Scriptures to the Formation of the Hebrew Bible."

Mark Tagami of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary presents "Textual Aspects of the Epistle to the Hebrews."

Peter M. Head said...

Well done Jim, I forgot about the OT.

I am not completely sure whether Tagami is actually about textual criticism. It is a pretty vague title.

James M. Leonard said...

"Well done" appears to be premature, in that it got posted to the wrong discussion.!