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Re: [textualcriticism] Unidentified fragment

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  • Jack Kilmon
    ... From: Dave Washburn To: Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 8:45 AM Subject: Re: [textualcriticism]
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 3, 2005
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Dave Washburn" <dwashbur@...>
      To: <textualcriticism@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 8:45 AM
      Subject: Re: [textualcriticism] Unidentified fragment

      > On Monday 22 August 2005 00:07, Wieland Willker wrote:
      >> James M. Darlack, Assistant Librarian at Goddard Library, Gordon-Conwell
      >> Theological Seminary, asked me about the following fragment, which he
      >> found
      >> in their collection:
      >> The description is as follows:
      >> Papyrus Fragment (10.8 x 9.8 cm.)
      >> "This fragment is part of the Babson Collection in the rare book room of
      >> Goddard Library. The fragment was previously owned by the Open Church
      >> Foundation Bible Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts, and before that by
      >> Roger Babson. When the fragment was received by Goddard Library in the
      >> early 1970s, it was accompanied by a sign which read: “100-200 A.D.
      >> Fragment of Bible script on parchment.” However, the material is not
      >> parchment, the library has been unable to verify that the text is from
      >> the
      >> Bible, and the dating too is in question. Even the language and type of
      >> script remain unidentified, although it may be cursive Greek. Compare the
      >> similar “fragmentary Greek papyrus” from the Nahal Hever cave, circa 132
      >> A.D., a photograph of which was published in the Israel Exploration
      >> Journal; v. 12, no. 3-4 (1962): plate 32."
      > So whoever gave it to the library got everything wrong except possibly the
      > word "fragment"? That's funny.

      I think it more likely that the tag belonged to a different text fragment.

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