Reading the Papyri: P46 Introduction About P46 Features of the Codex Reading the Text Putting it All Together

::The Pauline Epistles::

In this installment of Reading the Papyri, we examine one of Michigan's most famous papyri: a 3rd century codex, written in Greek and found in Egypt, containing the Letters of St. Paul. Known to New Testament (NT) scholars as P46 (for Papyrus 46), most of this codex survives today—part of it here at the University of Michigan, the rest in the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, Ireland. Through the following webpages, you will be given the opportunity to explore various aspects of this nearly two-thousand-year-old papyrus, the oldest known copy of the writings of St. Paul.

Feel free to click on whatever interests you, but for the best experience we recommend visiting sections 1-4 in order.

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