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Thomas A. Wayment (left) and Lincoln H. Blumell (right) received the Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication Award  (Academic Scholarship in Ancient Scripture). Their 2015 book, Christian Oxyrhynchus: Texts, Documents, and Sources (Second through Fourth Centuries), was published by Baylor University Press and nominated for a 2016 Association of American University Presses award. This outstanding compendium has been described as “a marvelous resource for scholars and students alike.” It is a meticulous collection and analysis of papyri from a late ancient town in Upper Egypt that includes not only New Testament fragments but also a number of extracanonical texts. It then opens a window into the library of knowledge available to Christians in Oxyrhynchus between the second and fourth centuries AD. Hailed as a “treasure trove” and “an indispensable aid to research,” Christian Oxyrhynchus “will serve as a basis for the next generation of work on early Christian Egypt.”