That Newly Discovered Manuscript of Hebrews…

Don’t get too worked up about it quite yet.  As Tommy sagely advises-

While we wait for a scholarly edition of the Hebrews papyrus, hopefully including images, and adequate information about the provenience, we have to be extremely cautious about the claimed second-century date. In the past there have been numerous claims from representatives of collections like these including the Van Kampen collection, and of course there is, coupled with a strong interest to promote the items in the collection, a real danger to through out sensational claims about “earliest biblical texts known to-date,” etc (which media just loves).

The way forgery, fraud, and overblown claims float around like idiocy in Washington, DC these days it’s best not to get too excited about any claims made by almost anyone.