Archaic Mark: Have We Solved the Mystery at Last?

Thanks to Wieland Willker for calling everyone’s attention to an upcoming conference at which Joseph Barabe, Abigail Quandt, and Margaret Mitchell will announce the results of extensive studies of the Gospel of Mark:

Chicago’s Archaic Mark (ms 2427):
A Report on the Results of Chemical, Codicological and Textual Analysis

Presented by the Early Christian Studies Workshop and the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago

Joseph Barabe,
The McCrone Group, Westmont, IL
Abigail Quandt,
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
Margaret M. Mitchell,
The University of Chicago Divinity School

Monday October 26 from 6-8 pm
Special Collections Research Center
Joseph Regenstein Library 1100 E. 57th Street

At this special session of the Workshop, jointly sponsored by the Library’s Special Collections Research Center, the final results of a multi-year commitment by the University to solve a decades-long enigma — is this miniature codex a genuine Byzantine manuscript preserving a very early text-type of the Gospel of Mark or a modern forgery? — will be announced. The manuscript itself will be available for viewing, and Barabe, Quandt and Mitchell will document their findings and their implications in advance of their forthcoming article in the journal Novum Testamentum. All interested parties are welcome to attend. A light reception will follow. (Please note special evening time.)


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