Explore the significance of the priceless discovery of Papyrus 52 (P52), the earliest known fragment of the New Testament. Delve into its historical context, dating, and impact on our understanding of early Christian manuscripts and the Gospel of John.
The Papyrus Rylands 457 (P52), a Fragment of the Gospel of John
The Rylands Library Papyrus P52, also known as the St John's fragment, is one of the earliest surviving manuscripts of the New Testament. This chapter examines its historical context, physical description, content analysis, significance, challenges, controversies, preservation, and future research. Discover the importance of studying ancient texts like Papyrus Rylands Greek 457 for the understanding of early Christianity and the history of the Bible.