This series seeks to keep New Testament and early church researchers, teachers, and students abreast of emerging documentary evidence by reproducing and reviewing recently published Greek inscriptions and papyri that illumine the context in which the Christian church developed. Produced by the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre at Macquarie University, the New Docs volumes broaden the context of biblical studies and other related fields and provide a better understanding of the historical and social milieus of early Christianity.
Volume 9 reproduces, translates, and reviews a selection of Greek inscriptions and papyri that were first published or reissued in 1986 and 1987. The documents gathered here include secular texts as well as texts directly relating to Judaica and ecclesiastica. Some notable entries in this volume:
- The King as “Living Image” of Zeus
- The Ecumenical Synod of Dionysiac Artists
- The Elders and Rulers (Archons) of the Jews
- Fragment from the Unknown Gospel (Papyrus Egerton 2)
- Two Hymns to Christ, One to Mary
Published in honor of Paul Barnett, this volume includes a special preface by Alanna Nobbs, a revealing essay by E A Judge on Barnett’s career and New Testament history, and a major bibliography of Barnett’s work compiled by C B Forbes.