The Center for New Testament Textual Studies and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary announce details on two tc dissertations.
Yesterday, Min-Seok Jang successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled "A Reconsideration of the Date of Papyrus 46." Jang (BA Yonsei University; MDiv Korea Baptist Theological Seminary; ThM NOBTS) compared 15 characteristics of p46 to a large number of papyri. In addition to the 80 papyri examined in previous p46 research , Jang examined 154 documentary papyri, 108 literary papyri, and 48 reformed documentary papyri, all categorized into five periods ranging from the second half of the first century to the second half of the third century. He concluded that p46 appears to have more in common with the papyri produced between A.D. 75 and A.D. 200 than with papyri from the later period. A narrower range between A.D. 100 and A.D. 150 is possible, but problematic.
Last week, David Champagne (BS Florida State University; BS Mississippi College; MA NOBTS; ThM NOBTS) passed his PhD comprehensives and has now begun work on his dissertation tentatively entitled, "An Analysis of Superscription and Subscription Traditions in New Testament Manuscripts."