Favorite Papyrus

Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by larryjf, Oct 29, 2006.

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Which is the best papyrus (however you define best)?

  1. P38

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. P45

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. P46

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. P48

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. P52

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. P66

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  7. P69

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. P72

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. P74

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. P75

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
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  1. larryjf

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    Which is the best papyrus (however you define best)?

    * P38
    * P45
    * P46
    * P48
    * P52
    * P66
    * P69
    * P72
    * P74
    * P75

    If you have another please post that in the discussion thread as the polls only allow 10 choices.
     
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    P66, because of the Comma of John
    (or is that Johanian Comma?)
     
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    It's hard to pick one. I appreciate them all!
    What a blessing to read the same Bible that our brothers in Christ used so long ago.

    I particularly like P46 (P. Chester Beatty II),
    1) because it is an early papyrus and
    2) it is substantial and
    3) because it contains so many of Paul’s works.

    It was found in the Fayum, Egypt and is dated late first century.
    “The scribe who produced this manuscript used an early, excellent exemplar. He was a professional scribe, because there are stichoi notations at the end of several books. [SNIP] The stichoi were used by professionals to note how many lines had been copied for commensurate pay. [SNIP] …the manuscript was very well used, probably by various members of the church or monastery”
    The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts Philip Comfort & D. P. Barrett, (2001).

    Rob
     
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    I think your source must be a bonehead. I don't recall any church of the late first century which was monastic. That came much later. And I also do not believe that ANY group of believers in late 1st cent. were monastic. It would have been too easy for the Romans to destroy them had they grouped together in a monastic type of community.
     
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    Don't know which I prefer, but you want to see many of them live and up close pop over and I will take you to Chester Beatty. The library is free - and I am witnessing to one of the security guards there.

    Would love to take you - I go any excuse I get.
     
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    I agree that it was a poor choice of words.
    Although the word monastery strictly applies to monastic life, in a broader sense, the word can mean a community set apart for religious reasons.

    I'll have to take you up on the offer someday, Roger.
    The University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University, near me, also have some papryus but they are not so readily viewable to the public.

    Rob
     
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