Friday, December 23, 2005

Artapanus now fully proofread

The surviving fragments of Artapanus have now been proofread, and in the process one correction has been made to Holladay's 1983 printed text.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Two more texts now fully proofread

Two more texts on the OCP site have now been fully proofread and may be treated as reliable: 2 Baruch (the Greek fragments) and the surviving fragment of Eldad and Modad. More proofreading will be completed soon.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

More texts published

Five more texts have been published this week in preliminary editions. These provide one text-type in Greek without textual variants. Of these, only the text of Theodotus has been proofread so far. The new texts include:

The Apocryphon of Ezekiel
3 (Greek Apocalypse of) Baruch
Philo the Epic Poet
Testament of Solomon

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Upgrades to the Grammateus user interface

An upgraded user interface has recently been posted on the OCP site. The interface now allows users to select specific chapter/verse ranges for viewing. Users can also now produce a printer-friendly version of text displayed in the main reading window. Where texts have a critical apparatus, users now click on the main-text to view variants (instead of simply mousing over the text). This last change will help the interface to be more stable in general and will also allow users to retain variants in the apparatus window while they perform mouse operations elsewhere on the screen.

Texts Updated

After a brief hiatus, work on the Online Critical Pseudepigrapha continues. Three texts have now been fully proofread and may be treated as reliable: Testament of Abraham (recensions A and B), Aristeas the Exegete, and Aristobulus. In addition, the text of Aristobulus has been expanded to include all of the fragments included in Holladay's edition but absent in the earlier edition of Denis. Look for updated versions of more texts soon.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Paraleipomena Ieremiou published

Ken Penner has completed an OCP edition of 4 Baruch or Paraleipomena Ieremiou based on the electronic text provided by Craig A. Evans. The text is that of R. A. Kraft and A.-E. Purintun (eds.), Paraleipomena Jeremiou (TT 1; PS 1; Missoula: Scholars Press, 1972) , and is re-published as part of the OCP by permission of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Work progressing on 1 Enoch and Testament of Job

Work is progressing on a full critical apparatus for two of the OCP documents. All three manuscripts are now available for Testament of Job up to chapter 15, along with the eclectic texts of Kraft and Brock. All of the Greek, Latin, and Aramaic evidence for 1 Enoch is now complete up to chapter 8.

Upgrades to the Grammateus user-interface

Ken Penner and Ian Scott have now completed upgrades to the Grammateus user-interface for the OCP. These upgrades allow us to display multiple languages properly within a single critical apparatus. Users can also switch back and forth in the main-text view between manuscripts in different languages. To see this new functionality at work, see the OCP edition of 1 Enoch (In progress).

More preliminary texts published

Ken Penner has completed preliminary editions of several more documents, based on electronic texts provided by Craig A. Evans. The new texts include:

Cleodemus Malchus
Eldad and Modad
The Lives of the Prophets
3 Maccabees
4 Maccabees
Psalms of Solomon
The Sibylline Oracles

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Greek manuscripts of 1 Enoch completed

January 2005

Ken Penner has completed the encoding of the Greek witnesses to 1 Enoch, which are now available in a critical apparatus. This apparatus also includes, at present, the first column of 4Q201 (Aramaic) and two Latin witnesses.

Preliminary publication of the Testament of Adam

January 2005

Ken Penner has completed a preliminary publication of the Testament of Adam, based on the Greek text encoded by Craig A. Evans.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Preliminary publication of The History of the Rechabites

January 2005

David Miller has completed a preliminary publication of The History of the Rechabites based on the Greek text edited by James H. Charlesworth and encoded by Craig A. Evans.