Inside the cloak-and-dagger search for sacred texts – By Robert Draper: National Geographic – December 2018
In the shadowy world where religion meets archaeology, scientists, collectors, and schemers are racing to find the most precious relics.
Jim Davila, em PaleoJudaica.com, observa:
This is a very good article that deals with most of the recent stories about Bible-related (etc.) manuscripts, whether genuine or fake. These include Operation Scroll, which continues; Konstantin von Tischendorf and Codex Sinaiticus; the Sisters of Sinai and Codex Sinaiticus Syriacus; the Oxyrhynchus papyri; the Dead Sea Scrolls; P52, the Rylands fragment of the Gospel of John; the Museum of the Bible’s fake Dead Sea Scrolls fragments and Hobby Lobby’s improperly acquired cuneiform tablets; the no-longer-first-century fragment of the Gospel of Mark; and more.