A Review of Greek Inscriptions and Papyri Published in 1986-87 (#09 in New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity Series)
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This new volume in the New Documents series continues the efforts of the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre at Macquarie University to make available Greek inscriptions and papyri that shed light on the Graeco-Roman world -- the context in which the Christian church developed. Volume 9 includes a selection of secular texts as well as documents directly relating to Judaica and ecclesiastica. Notable entries include "The Ecumenical Synod of Dionysiac Artists, " "The Elders and Rulers (Archons) of the Jews, " and "Fragment from the Unknown Gospel (Papyrus Egerton 2)." Texts and translations are printed side by side; full indices and references are also provided.Since it is being published in honor of Paul Barrett, this volume includes a special preface by Alanna Nobbs, an introductory reflection on Barrett's career and New Testament history by E. A. Judge, and a bibliography of Barrett's work compiled by C. B. Forbes.
This series seeks to keep New Testament and early church researchers, teachers, and students abreast of emerging documentary evidence by reproducing and reviewing recently published Greek inscriptions and papyri that illumine the context in which the Christian church developed. Produced by the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre at Macquarie University, the New Docs volumes broaden the context of biblical studies and other related fields and provide a better understanding of the historical and social milieus of early Christianity.
Alanna Nobbs is professor of ancient history and co-director of the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre at Macquarie University.