Daily Gleanings: Manuscript Preservation (7 August 2019)

CSNTM has posted a video featuring Dan Wallace. The video introduces CSNTM and the balance of the post invites financial partners to join the effort.


Roger Pearse discusses Craig Evans’s 2015 article in the Bulletin for Biblical Research, “How Long Were Late Antique Books in Use?” (25.1: 23–37).

Pearse is critical of various points in Evans’s article but particularly appreciates “the first part of the article [that] is a dossier of evidence that ancient papyrus books could be in use for considerable periods of time, perhaps even a couple of centuries.” Pearse (and Evans) then both connect this observation to the claim of the Peter of Alexandria (d. 311) that the autograph of John’s gospel “was still around and that readings could be obtained from it.”

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