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Texts of non biblical papyri

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 10:04 am
by Daniel Semler
Hi ya,

Does anyone know of a collection online of non-biblical Greek papyri from about the New Testament period ? I know CSNTM has biblical materials but I'm interested specifically in examples of non-biblical, non-literary materials, such as Diesmann, and others, studied. Obviously with transcription would be best but at this point I'll take what I can get. If not online, any recommended books which I might then try to get from a library would be good, but of course I want the Greek not translation only.

Thx
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Re: Texts of non biblical papyri

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 1:23 pm
by MAubrey

Re: Texts of non biblical papyri

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 1:55 pm
by S Walch
You've also got the first 17 issues of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri on archive.org: https://tinyurl.com/y6ds5kmb

Though you will likely find quite a few of those papyri in the volumes on papyri.info.

Re: Texts of non biblical papyri

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 4:03 pm
by Daniel Semler
Thanx Mike, S Walch.

These should keep me busy for a while. :)

Many thanx
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Re: Texts of non biblical papyri

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 4:40 pm
by RickBrannan
Hi Daniel.

I have a collection of over 80 transcriptions and draft translations of "early" (dated 5th century AD and before) Christian papyri here: https://rickbrannan.github.io/StuffEarl ... data/html/

Re: Texts of non biblical papyri

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 7:22 pm
by Daniel Semler
Thanx Rick. They look helpful too.

thx
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Re: Texts of non biblical papyri

Posted: May 22nd, 2019, 8:45 am
by Barry Hofstetter
Also, for you Logos fans and users, Logos has the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri available for free:

https://www.logos.com/product/9945/duke ... ary-papyri

BTW, you can download the core engine of Logos for free and as much of the free stuff (and there's actually quite a bit) as you have space on your hard drive (or SSD or whatever the latest storage technology happens to be). That's why I started with Logos, not because of the Bible study stuff, but because I could get the Perseus classical collection for free. I eventually upgraded to one of their packages and purchased other stuff relevant to what I do (like the Oxford Latin Dictionary), but you don't have to do so.

Re: Texts of non biblical papyri

Posted: May 22nd, 2019, 9:28 am
by Daniel Semler
Barry Hofstetter wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 8:45 am
Logos has the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri available for free:

https://www.logos.com/product/9945/duke ... ary-papyri

BTW, you can download the core engine of Logos for free and as much of the free stuff (and there's actually quite a bit) as you have space on your hard drive (or SSD or whatever the latest storage technology happens to be).
Good to know. I had freebie Logos a while back on my Mac but haven't used it in ages. I might give it a shot for this.Is there any particular advantage to having it in Logos beyond the ability to use it offline ? Is the search capability better or more flexible for example ?

Regarding Trismegistos: it is worth noting here that it is a metadata database. I was initially confused by this before reading the first time users notes. Obviously it's very useful for all the information about dates, ages and locations and so on but the actual texts will be elsewhere, like papyri.info.

Thx
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