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Papyrus 1 (P1) Matthew 1:1-9, 12, 14-20 Alexandrian Text Type (d. c. 250 C.E.)

Papyrus 1 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) designated by "1", "ε 01 (von Soden)", is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew dating palaeographically to the middle of the 3rd century (c. 250 C.E.). It is currently housed at the University of Pennsylvania... Continue Reading →

How Did Our Bible Manuscripts Survive the Elements?

The Materials The primary materials used to receive writing in ancient times papyrus and parchment. These were used by Bible authors and copyists.[1] as well. At 2 Timothy 4:13 the apostle Paul requested of Timothy that he “bring the cloak that... Continue Reading →

Greek New Testament Papyri

The Importance of the Papyrus Manuscripts The earliest sources for the Greek New Testament are the papyri in codex (book-like) form. Of course, this designation came from the medium on which they were inscribed. At present, there have been over... Continue Reading →

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