What makes P46 so important and exciting to scholars? Its
age and state of preservation. Not only is P46 the oldest
surviving manuscript containing the Pauline Epistles, it is
also in remarkably good condition considering its age. These
qualities not only make P46 a fantastic resource for scholars,
but they capture the fascination of anyone interested in the
history of the Bible.
Click on a link below to learn more about the background
and the significance of P46:
P46 in Perspective - Where
does P46 fit in the two-thousand-year history of the evolution
and transmission of the New Testament?
Contents of P46 - What was included
in this codex?
What is a Codex? - Why is the form
of the book significant, and how did the format of P46 help
scholars reconstruct the text?
The Discovery of P46 - Where
did P46 come from and why is half of it in Ireland and the
other half in the United States?
The State of P46 - How much of the
original codex survives today?