I’ve been busy lately with a cross-Atlantic move. So here are some things I’ve come across the last month or so but haven’t been able to blog about. Let me know if I missed anything.
- Ethiopian Manuscripts donated to Catholic University of America
“The Catholic University of America is now home to one of North America’s most important collections of Ethiopian religious manuscripts, thanks to a generous donation from Chicago collectors Gerald and Barbara Weiner.”
- Christopher de Hamel on the BBC
The librarian of the beautiful and wonderfully endowed Parker Library in Cambridge talks to Andrew Marr about “the oldest non-archaeological artefact in England, which is the oldest surviving illustrated Latin Gospel in the world...” If you do not have a copy of de Hamel’s new book Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts, sell whatever you got for Christmas and go get it. If I had a book of the year, this would be it. I read my wife parts of it and her response was, “I didn’t know there were other people in the world like you!”
- New Dead Sea Scrolls
- Elijah Hixson on “Forty Excerpts from the Greek Old Testament in Codex Rossanensis (Rossano, Museo Diocesano, S.N.), a Sixth-Century Gospels Manuscript” in JTS
For more from Elijah on the Codex Rossanensis, see here.
- Peter Malik on “A Fresh Look at P.Beatty III (P47): Towards an Integrative Study of an Early Christian Codex” in APF
Read this for a sneak peek at Pete’s forthcoming monograph on P47. In this article he samples his work on scribal habits and scribal re-inking.
- Peter Gurry on “How Your Greek NT Is Changing: A Simple Introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM)” in JETS
The keyword here is simple. This is some of the first fruits of my own dissertation.
- Garrick Allen on “The Apocalypse in Codex Alexandrinus: Exegetical Reasoning and Singular Readings in New Testament Greek Manuscripts” in JBL
- DSH has a special section on “Social Digital Scholarly Editing” edited by Barbara Bordalejo and Peter Robinson. It includes essays by Paul Eggert and Peter Shillingsburg. But I haven’t had time to read any of them yet.
- J. K. Elliott on the Apocrypha in TLS
I managed to read this in print before leaving England and it was a good intro: “The narratives that make up the bulk of the New Testament apocrypha shed light on our understanding of popular and widespread religious practices and beliefs, enlarge our grasp of doctrine and history, and offer insights into how the Christian story was developed, received and embellished.”
- Congrats to Hugh Houghton!
“At the SBL Annual Meeting in San Antonio last month, the Deputy Director of ITSEE, Dr Hugh Houghton, was elected as Executive Editor of the International Greek New Testament Project (IGNTP), with responsibility for the Pauline Epistles.... The position is open-ended, and involves overseeing the preparation of editions of the Greek text of the Pauline Epistles which are expected to appear in the Novum Testamentum Graecum Editio Critica Maior (ECM), published by the German Bible Society.” If you missed, it we interviewed Hugh on the blog: part 1 and part 2.