P52: A Fragment of the Gospel of John

[Papyri] [Manuscripts] [Images of New Testament Texts]
a.k.a. John Rylands P457;
This is the oldest known manuscript fragment of the New Testament.
Language: Greek
Medium: papyrus
Size: 3.5 inches long; 2.5 inches wide; Length: 7 lines on each side
Approximate Date: c. 125""150 CE
Place of Discovery: Egypt
Date of Discovery/Acquisition: 1920
Acquirer: Bernard P. Grenfell
Current Location: John Rylands Library,Manchester, England
Inventory Number: Rylands Greek Papyrus 457
Manuscript Number: P52
Manuscript Family: Alexandrian

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