Category Archives: Papyri

141 Dating Ancient Papyri.

I recently came across this explanation by prof. Larry Hurtado of how ancient papyri are dated. I liked to share it with the readers of my blog. You may read the full report with comments at: Prof. Hurtado says: … Continue reading

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131Was Jesus appointed over the work of God’s hands? Hebrews 2:7

In Hebrews two verse seven, two variations are found where some manuscripts (handwritten copies) do have the clause: “You set Him over the work of your hands” while it is lacking in others. What could be the origin of this … Continue reading

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128 Source Greek Text for NT Translation

Initially anybody who required a copy of the original autographs of the epistles, gospels or any other part of the New Testament had to make his own, or employ a scribe to make a copy. These copies were usually made … Continue reading

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104. The Earliest Manuscript of Paul’s Letters, Papyrus 46

Some Notes on the Earliest Manuscript of Paul’s Letters This is a copy of an interesting post by Prof. Dan Wallis. His blog is at: www. Posted by Daniel B. Wallace on 8 June 2013 in Bible Translation, CSNTM, Early Christianity, … Continue reading

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96 How the ‘Jesus’ Wife’ Hoax Fell Apart.

96 How the ‘Jesus’ Wife’ Hoax Fell Apart Due to the widespread media coverage the “Jesus’ Wife Gospel” fragment had the past two years, and the confusion it caused, I decided to publish this article from the New York Times … Continue reading

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I post this most interesting article by Dan Wallace that he originally posted on the blog “Parchment and Pen” on 13 September 2007. In it he describes inter alia the criteria paleographers use to date a manuscript.

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78. Oldest witness of the New Testament, Papyrus 52

Rylands Library Papyrus P52 Tim Challies 03/21/13 7 (Re-blogged from Tim Challies’ blog: Not only does Tim give an excellent description of this important fragment, but he also explains how some variations in ancient manuscripts of the NT could … Continue reading

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24. Important witnesses of the New Testament

24. Important witnesses of the New Testament Greek had been the lingua franca in the Roman world in the time of Jesus. The Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament translated during the years ±250-132 B.C. had been in … Continue reading

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