PAPYRUS 137 (P137): The Recently Published Earliest Manuscript Fragment of Mark

The Controversial PAPYRUS 137 (P137) is a fragment of the Gospel of Mark in Greek in the form of a codex, which is written on both sides: the recto (right/front) side containing Mark 1:7-9 and the verso (back) side containing Mark 1:16-18. P137 has been dated paleographically to about 175-225 C.E.