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Material Criteria and their Clues for Dating*

  • Myriam Krutzsch (a1) and Ira Rabin (a2)

This article is concerned with material aspects of the ‘Jesus’ Wife' fragment. Following an analysis of the papyrus which confirms that it is indeed of ancient manufacture, the scientific tests carried out on both the papyrus and the ink are critically assessed and shown to be of little or no value in determining the date of the writing.

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We take this opportunity to thank Emanuel Kindzorra, who performed the measurements. Our thanks also go to Stephen Emmel for fruitful discussions and Stephen Goranson for his critical reading of the manuscript.

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M. Krutzsch , ‘Das Papyrusmaterial im Wandel der antiken Welt’, APF 58 (2012) 101–8

E. P. Tomasini , E. B. Halac , M. Reinoso , E. J. Di Lisciab , M. S. Maiera , ‘Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Carbon-Based Black Pigments’, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 43 (2012) 1671–5

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New Testament Studies
  • ISSN: 0028-6885
  • EISSN: 1469-8145
  • URL: /core/journals/new-testament-studies
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