Oxyrhynchus Papyri Decoding Questioned…

A few days ago I posted something about a breakthrough in decoding the the Oxyrhynchus Papyri here. Now that story from The Independent is being questioned. Hannibal writes at Ars Technica:

When a fellow Ars staffer asked me on IRC a few days ago if I’d heard the big news about the recent startling discoveries coming out of Oxyrhynchus, my response was a dismissive “no,” with some comments to the effect that if there were any such big finds it would be really strange if I hadn’t heard about them, since I’m currently taking a papyrology seminar at University of Chicago with the head of the SBL papyrology group and we’re working on texts from Oxyrhynchus. Then he sent me a link to a sensational story in The Independent that’s making the rounds right now.

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