Thursday, February 20, 2014

Interesting Papyrology Posts

From Trace to Text: Highlights from the University of Michigan Papyrus Collection

This is a helpful introduction to the process of interpreting texts on papyrus.

Searching the DDbDP (Or, How Fine are a Balrog’s Teeth?)

This is a very helpful discussion of certain limitations in the current formatting of the Duke Database of Documentary Papyri and the way those limitations impact on searching. 

Papyri, the Bible, and the formation of the Green Collection

This is an interesting discussion, based initially on the new Sappho papyrus which Dirk Obbink announced a couple of weeks ago. 

Rare collection coming to Springfield

Following on from the previous post (and no, not something from the Simpsons), this includes an interesting up-date about the Green Collection. 


  1. "In just the past eight weeks, I’ve seen four or five additional papyri that no one knows about"

    The context in the article suggests NT papyri - and if so hopefully they are published soon


    Matthew Hamilton

  2. I am still waiting to see published the papyrus fragment I saw on display at a Green Collection event almost a year ago now. The 2nd/3rd century fragment containing portions of 1 Corinthians 8:10-9:3, 27; 10:1-6