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Gospel of John, 135 CE

Oldest Text from the New Testament

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Gospel of John

This papyrus fragment includes a portion of The Gospel of John 18-31-33 (left side) and 18-37-38 (right side).

It was discovered in Egypt, demonstrating that Christianity had already spread beyond Palestine. Although John was one of the last books of the New Testament to be written, it was being read by Christians in Egypt.

John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK

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