Applauding for Vader

Note: there are very mild spoilers here. I think I’ve provided no surprising details if you’ve seen the other movies, nor will the general descriptions of characters ruin your experience of the film. But as always, caveat lector. I saw the new Star Wars movie Rogue One on Sunday, the eve of the Electoral College […] Read More

More on Social Networks and Provenance

There have been some really great conversations on Twitter and Facebook this morning about the article in the Atlantic on the owner of the Jesus Wife fragment.  I want to add some more thoughts that have had a little more time to simmer. Authenticity and Provenance A lot of the article focuses on the background […] Read More

Provenance provenance provenance

Ariel Sabar has a new article out in the Atlantic digging into the provenance of the papyrus known as the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife or the Jesus Wife fragment.  Sabar makes a strong case that the fragment’s owner is Walter Fritz, a Florida man with knowledge of Coptic and multiple potential motivations for this endeavor. […] Read More

New White Monastery Text Discovered!

Republished courtesy Orientalist Today Lost Egyptian Text found in Ohio Attic 1 April 2014, Orientalist Today Columbus natives Joe and Julia Needler were shocked to learn that the “souvenirs” they discovered a decade ago in their attic were actually Egyptian antiquities.  Among the treasures was a fragment of a valuable — and potentially controversial — […] Read More