Monday, December 20, 2021

CT on Obbink and the missing Oxford papyri

CHRISTIANITY TODAY: Missing Papyri Professor Must Return $7 Million to Hobby Lobby. Dirk Obbink has lost a federal lawsuit over the fraudulent sale of Gospel fragments. (Gordon Govier). HT Brent Nongbri.
Obbink was arrested in 2020 and then sued in 2021. Shortly after that, court records show, he moved to a houseboat named the James Brindley and started hiding from the private investigators attempting to serve him summons.
For PaleoJudaica posts tracking the missing-Oxyrhynchus-papyri scandal, start here and follow the links. This story does not seem to be getting any less strange.

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