Manchester Papyri in the News

Roberta on BBC_Fotor

Roberta on BBC North West Tonight

There has been quite a bit of press interest in the new Christian amulet announced by my University of Manchester colleague Roberta Mazza. Congratulations, Roberta! 

BBC NEWS: ANCIENT LAST SUPPER CHARM FOUND IN JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY (along with coverage on Radio 4 and North-West Tonight)

THE HUFFINGTON POST: ANCIENT CHRISTIAN CHARM FROM THE 6TH CENTURY DISCOVERED IN MANCHESTER LIBRARY

THE DAILY MAIL: ‘EXTREMELY RARE’ EARLY CHRISTIAN CHARM DISCOVERED: 1,500-YEAR OLD MAGICAL PAPYRUS IS FIRST TO REFER TO LAST SUPPER

THE MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: ONE OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST CHRISTIAN ‘CHARMS’ DISCOVERED IN MANCHESTER LIBRARY 

Rylands in the times

The Times, Tuesday 2 September 2014

THE CAIRO POST: EARLY CHRISTIAN EGYPTIAN LAST SUPPER PAPYRUS FOUND IN U.K. LIBRARY

THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES: OLDEST CHRISTIAN AMULET DISCOVERED IN MANCHESTER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

FOX NEWS: ANCIENT ‘LAST SUPPER’ PAPYRUS GIVES GLIMPSE INTO EARLY CHRISTIANITY

THE HISTORY BLOG: PAPYRUS FRAGMENT IS EARLY CHRISTIAN AMULET

And here is the original press release: One of the World’s Earliest Christian Charms Found

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2 comments

  1. Torah-Observant Christian · · Reply

    The use of magic is condemned in both the Old and New Testaments. Why are they assuming “magic charm” was the use Egyptians gave this piece of parchment? It sounds like a summary of what the Holy God of Israel did and could do. Like the Mezuzah that Jews use: they put the shemah on their doorposts as a reminder of the commands, not necessarily that they believe the piece of paper is going to protect them from anything.

  2. […] papyrus fragments. Following on the announcement earlier in the week of the newly discovered ‘last supper amulet‘, the atmosphere of the John Rylands Research Institute’s symposium, From Egypt to […]

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