We’ve been wondering for some time about the alleged first-century copy of the Gospel of Mark which Daniel Wallace mentioned some years ago now. Attention has turned to the subject again since LiveScience had an article about it. Whatever else one may think, it is good to see that the work has apparently not led to the destruction of an artifact that had historical value if kept intact, and that there will be a scholarly publication that will inform us about it properly, as well as ending the embargo on those involved disclosing crucial details.
P. J. Williams has a discussion of the news, including the ethical aspects, on the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog. Bart Ehrman also blogged about it, as did Tim Henderson. Craig Evans seems to have some connection with this, and so here is a video in which he talks about the topic: