Stephen Carlson of Hypotyposeis has posted an article about the discovery of some more New Testament material amongst Oxyrhynchus papyri.
The discovery comes from three BYU professors who have used a technology called “multispectral imaging” to penetrate layers of dirt and wear to help define previously obscure markings.
Here’s a chunk from the article from BYU NewsNet:
Specific material in these texts include an unidentified Christian apocryphal Gospel, a new ending to the Gospel of Mark, a different version of two verses in the book of Philemon, and a missing section in Luke 22:43-44. In the King James Version, these verses in Luke talk about Christ shedding blood in the Garden of Gethsemane.
That is some really interesting news. I am especially curious about this unidentified apocryphal Gospel, and this “new ending” to Mark. What could that mean? Is it somehow associated with Mark 16:8–20? Or is it totally different?
I’ll keep an eye out…
- BYU Professos Retract Claims (Withering Fig)
- April DeConick discusses multispectral imaging and G. Thom 30
- Apocryphicity has some updates to the story