Characterization of the Chemical Nature of the Black Ink in the Manuscript of The Gospel of Jesus's Wife through Micro-Raman Spectroscopy

  title={Characterization of the Chemical Nature of the Black Ink in the Manuscript of The Gospel of Jesus's Wife through Micro-Raman Spectroscopy},
  author={J. Yardley and Alexis L. Hagadorn},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  pages={162 - 164}
second mu of ⲙⲁⲣⲓⲁⲙ in line →3 (which would surely indicate a modern forgery). Further conservation of the papyrus is required to confirm this beyond doubt. It is, however, clear that some issues that have been brought forward as evidence of forgery are apparent only on the digital images that were originally made available: this primarily concerns cases in which holes in the papyrus appear to be ink in the image12 and where pooling of ink is not apparent on the papyrus itself.13 The text in… Expand
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