10430Re: [GTh] on HTR delay in publishing "GJW"
- Dec 5, 2012Hi Stephen,What I find mysterious is that there's been no mention of the inktest lately. It was originally scheduled for (mid? end?) October, asI understand it. In the Nov 11th Boston Globe article that TomHickcox noted onlist, Karen King was quoted as saying that shewas waiting for its results, but here we are 3-4 weeks later, andthe recent AP article from Harvard Divinity School doesn't evenmention it. Was it folded into the larger set of authenticity tests?Lisa Wangsness, the author of the Boston Globe piece, suggestsso in her response (nothing confidential in it) to a note I sent hertoday, but it hasn't been confirmed:
Hi Mike, My understanding is that the testing would begin mid-October but could take a couple of months and may not be ready in time for the Jan. issue of the HTR and indeed the AP had something yesterday saying that the tests would not be completed in time for that edition. My understanding is that the ink tests are part of a series of tests all being done at once, including carbon 14 dating of the papyrus, although I have not interviewed those conducting the tests. I have been really busy with other stories so havent had time to check but will try! Thanks for your note. LMike Grondin
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