Concordia Theological Monthly

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papyri, papyrus, gospels, greek manuscripts, new testament, fragments, british museum

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The keeper of the manuscripts in the British Museum, Mr. H. ldris Bell, has announced the more or less recent acquisition, all within the last three years, of still more fragments of Greek papyri relating to the gospels and antedating any of the New Testament manuscripts hitherto known. He described the first of these acquisitions in an article in the London Times of January 23, 1935. Our own American news weekly Time considered this find of new papyri of sufficient newsworthy import to refer to it promptly in its issue of February 4, 1935, and with refreshing accuracy.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 8:2-3; Luke 5:13; Mark 1:40-41; Matthew 15:7-8; Mark 7:6-7;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars