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The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts

News : The Daily Beast

Both priceless papyri that could shed light on early Christianity and forgeries are openly trafficked online. Determining authenticity is increasingly difficult.

The Shapira forgeries raise their moldering heads again

Religion / Judaism : PaleoJudaica.com

THE TIME OF ISRAEL : In the footsteps of a master forger: In 1883, respected antiques dealer Moses Wilhelm Shapira claimed to possess ancient scrolls of Deuteronomy. The text differed slightly from the accepted version: It had an 11...

Palm-sized scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient: Harvard Theological Review

Arts : Artdaily

A ancient piece of papyrus that contains a mention of Jesus' wife is not a forgery, according to a scientific analysis of the controversial text, US researchers said Thursday. The fragment is believed to have come from Egypt and con...

Papyrus forgeries?

Religion / Judaism : PaleoJudaica.com

FURTHER TO ROGER BAGNALL'S STATEMENT, "I don’t know of a single verifiable case of somebody producing a papyrus text that purports to be an ancient text that isn’t. There’s always the first," quoted yesterday, two people have e-mail...

What’s New in Papyrology | No evidence of forgery in ancient text mentioning ‘Jesus’s wife

History / Ancient History : Rogue Classicism

@What’s New in Papyrology No evidence of forgery in ancient text mentioning ‘Jesus’s wife http://ift.tt/1qkLChU

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