Grumpy Scribes Left Their Mark

Do you imagine ancient scribes cheerfully copying texts? Think again. IO9 highlighted some of the more amusing comments from some medieval manuscripts, including more profound ones such as “As the harbor is welcome to the sailor, so is the last line to the scribe” and more succinct ones such as “Oh, my hand!” How impoverished [Read More...]

Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts Online

The British Library blog shared a long list of links and some sample images from their collection of illustrated and illuminated Hebrew manuscripts, many of which are available online. [Read more...]

Digital Analysis of Mandaic Manuscripts

My collaborator on the Mandaean Book of John translation project, Charles G. Häberl of Rutgers University, is scheduled to present on “Digital Analysis of Mandaic Manuscripts” at the workshop “Ancient Religion, Modern Technology” to be held February 13-14 at Brown University. Some of the other presentations also look fascinating, covering topics from Syriac linguistics to ancient [Read More...]

Rossi’s Edition of the Coptic Papyrus Codices in the Egyptian Museum in Turin

Those interested in Coptic texts owe a debt of gratitude to Alin Suciu for scanning and making available the out of print and very rare edition of the Coptic manuscripts in the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, edited and published by Francesco Rossi. I’d been hoping for some time to eventually get hold of a [Read More...]

The World’s Most Valuable Book?

Via Joe Carter on Google+ [Read more...]

Lead Codexes in the News Again

Here are some blogs and bloggers that discuss the subject: Jona Lendering, Jim Davila, Mike Heiser, Tom Verenna, and Jim West (twice). [Read more...]


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