Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Matthew 18.15-20

I am happy to report that an article I wrote on Matthew 18.15-20 (the Gospel text for the upcoming Sunday, 2011.09.04) is now online at the Huffington Post in their Religion section. This is part of a collaborative venture with the Odyssey Networks ON Scripture project. The goal was to have very fresh and timely reflection on a lectionary text for the coming Sunday. It's an interesting project in that it is not intended particularly for pastors preparing for sermons but for inquisitive laypersons. It encourages a Christian perspective but one that is more outward directed than in-church directed. It was a good challenge.

And in the category of 'God-cidences,' this largely came about because one of my Greek students from long ago is now Director for Philanthropy at Odyssey Networks. Thanks, Mary Brown!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

IGNTP Papyrus Transcriptions Available

As noted on the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog:
Papyrus transcriptions made available through Institutional Repository
Following the release of the Vetus Latina Iohannes transcriptions, the International Greek New Testament Project ( has made available its transcriptions of papyri which contain the Gospel according to John on the University of Birmingham Institutional Research Archive.

The following twenty-seven witnesses are available from the repository as raw XML or can be viewed as they appear in the prototype IGNTP transcripts website can be viewed HERE
Note that when click through to the transcripts, you actually have access to the whole Gospel of John project which includes this new collection of papyrii, Majuscules, and Latin. (The Minuscules and Coptic are not yet available.)