Thursday, June 01, 2006
It's not exactly the same as that Oxyrynchus papyrus that I have been following the news on, but the technology is the same. The scientists were able to read more sections from a 2,400 year old book that was found in a nobleman's grave in Greece. The papyrus sheds some new light on religious beliefs in the time of Alexander the Great's father. With time, we are going to be finding out so much more of the world with this new technology. What's the most interesting to me is the paragraph here that describes the old papyrus that examined the Judas Gospel and the idea that Judas was not the ultimate betrayer but rather a confidante of Jesus and was put up to his role.