From my diary

A rather interesting snippet on the Alin Suciu blog.  Alin is presenting a paper at a French conference, and one item in it will interest many of us:

3. Newly Identified Fragments from Codex Tchacos

It has been already established that Bruce Ferrini sold several fragments from codex Tchacos before the court obliged him to return the manuscript to Frieda Nussberger-Tchacos, its legal owner. Some of the fragments sold piecemeal by Ferrini have been introduced by Herbert Krosney, Marvin Meyer, and Gregor Wurst in a 2010 issue of the journal Early Christianity.

Recently, during research carried on some small size collections of Coptic manuscripts, I identified several previously unknown fragments of the same codex. They belong to the writing conventionally called the Book of Allogenes, which immediately follows the Gospel of Judas in Codex Tchacos. One of the fragments is especially interesting as it has helped us to recover some of the opening lines of this gnostic text.

Emphasis mine.  I wonder just who Alin has been talking to?  But it is exciting news, all the same!

Meanwhile the curious story of the British Advertising Standards Authority rumbles on.  Good news, today: they have decided that they had, indeed, no authority to prevent a Christian organisation from saying on their website that God heals.

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