Monday, December 31, 2012
Summing Up the "Mrs. Christ" Curiosity - Le Donne
Would it be fair to sum up the arguments for forgery in this way?:
(1) The direct-object marker m\ omission that seems to have been copied from Grondin’s page by page interlinear (pdf). Add to this the curiosities in (2) penmanship, (3) text correction (i to e), (4) the form of the name “Mary”, (5) the sheer quantity of potentially scandalous phrases contained on this small fragment, and (6) the mysteriously anonymous collector behind this papyrus.
Are there other arguments that I'm missing? It is my understanding that ink results have not been released yet. Have I missed any news here?
Also, what are the best arguments for authenticity?