Interesting similarity of handwriting ... between these fragments I posted photos of yesterday from the Turkish eBay seller "Zelis eksioglu" ...and the newly discovered Gospel of Mark ;-)
These top three photos of material he was touting to sell "off eBay" and below the ones of the Gospel of Mark Josh McDowell recently 'discovered' ... although frankly when the seller is boasting of what it is ...
New Mark photos that were made public:
And don't forget the eBay dealer who sold Galatians which ended up with Green was also offering bits of Mark for sale off eBay towards the end of 2013:
.... which he described as "early christianity coptic codex mark-gospel"
I am so out of this field, that I think it is better to let others simple have the list of other items the eBayer was offering:
- for example we have to sell a 1.th corintihans papyri book "4.M"
- important greek,greco- roman - jewis-aramaic -early christianity coptic codex mark-gospel-jhon style and christianity arabic syrani language fragments
- Also "barnabas" fragments diffrent meaning than bible.
- l have similar greek homar iliad helenistic roman and early christianity (mark-jhon etc.) codex climaci fragments Vellum and papyri and papyri cartonagges like this products
Looting (or rather working to prevent looting) is my field. Papyrology is not.
Roberta Mazza is a brilliant papyrologist who has been working separately on these issues, and although we have touched base and I have shared other info not blogged with her, she has made many other discoveries that she also blogs about on her brilliant blog Faces and Voices.
So this is a quick "blog love" shout-out to Roberta Mazza's Faces and Voices, which I highly recommend subscribing to (here).