Thursday, January 21, 2010

I missed a couple of things last year about the Judas fragments

Now that the Ohio Fragments are starting to surface and I am working on them, it has come to my attention via Roger Pearse's website (that tracks information on the Gospel of Judas) that Robert Kraft followed and documented the sale of a large number of Bruce Ferrini's EBAY sales (and his bank's) of manuscript materials from Ferrini's collection from autumn 2005 onwards. Kraft has posted information about this HERE. Unfortunately I can't view the EBAY photos, so I can't tell what belongs to the Tchacos Codex and what doesn't. But given that 140 Coptic items were sold, I imagine that some of the Gospel of Judas is at large in (a) private collection(s). This is so depressing that I don't even know where to begin. I will try to get in touch with Bob Kraft to get a better sense of the situation.

In addition, the lost book of Paul's letters in Coptic, discovered along with the Greek book of Exodus, the mathematical treatise, and the Tchacos Codex has now been located according to Christian Askeland who posted about this last April HERE. Well at least 13 pages of it has, mainly Galatians and Colossians. The report there says that either Gregor Wurst and/or Hans-Gebhard Bethge is/are working on them. I have not confirmed this yet, but will contact Wurst and Bethge shortly to see what they know.

7 comments:

monkey king said...

I went to the site. When I tried to click on an image I was sent to a travel site. I don't know what's going on. But I wanted to let you know.

April DeConick said...

Me too. I don't know what is going on, but have an email in to Robert Kraft. I'll let you know what I discover.

Mark D B said...
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Mark D B said...

I googled Michel van Rijn, the owner of the site where those images were located, and it appears Mr. van Rijn ran into a bit of trouble a few years ago, and his site was taken down. The website name is now owned by squatters who host ads on it. More info is here: http://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/?p=425

April DeConick said...

The intrigue continues.

Mark D B said...

Hm, I was actually referring to the links on Roger Pearse's website re: van Rijn. I can see one of the images on the eBay page, however.

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