I'm only just getting back in the saddle after having been in Rome for the past two weeks teaching a class, but I had to comment on the supposed "discovery" John posted on earlier this week. His call for caution was wise.
Long story short, after further investigation it is now clear that these "newly" found "documents" are fakes--and the world has the biblioblogosphere for revealing that.
While media reports have sensationalized the story, academic bloggers have been slowly picking this apart. Mark Goodacre has an excellent round up. See also James McGrath's post.
How do we know the discovery is a fraud? Well, for one thing, as Peter Thonemann at Oxford has pointed out, the Greek text was written by someone who apparently doesn't know the Greek alphabet! Most amusingly, the writing mixes up the Lambda (the Greek "L") and the Alpha (the Greek "A"). Not a very promising sign of authenticity!
So. . . we can all move on now. Of course, don't hold your breath for the retractions.