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By and large the principals in the stories have given a consistent picture of what happened, even though they were often interviewed in widely separated places, where collusion in a contrived deception is utterly impossible. Sometimes insignificant details, initially engendered as a diversion or smoke screen or gesture of interest and politeness in an interview, or at first thought to be relevant only in providing a grid of information in terms of which to test the reliability of a witness, may themselves come to have an importance not suspected by the person interviewed or the interpreter, or indeed even by the interviewer until in retrospect they fall into place in a larger context.

Turner's fascinating article on Oxyrhynchus, based on the papyri discovered there in legitimate excavations, to the speculations he presented about Panopolis (Achmim) on the erroneous, and at my suggestion subsequently retracted, assumption that Panopolis is a provenience shared by the Bodmer Papyri, P. , and the Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri —the truth being that the only thing the papyri clearly have in common is that none comes from legitimate excavation. 1 2 *This paper has been published in an earlier draft in Sundries in Honour of Torgny S'ave-Sdderbergh (AUU; Boreas, Uppsala Studies in Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Civilizations 13; Uppsala: Univ.

Mackay and C. Wilfred Griggs of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, reports the acquisi­ tion in 1983 by Brigham Young University, after a generation in a New England attic, of ten intact leaves from Didymos the Blind's Commentary on Psalms 26:10b-29:2, thus restoring a missing segment from the Toura codex, as well as an additional leaf sold by Sotheby's in April 1983. Like the publication of the rest of the codex, publication of these acquisitions will be in PTA. 5. William H. Brownlee ("Muhammad ed-Deeb's own Story of his Scroll Discovery," The Discovering and Marketing of Coptic Manuscripts 5 parallels.

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