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Gospel of Luke, c. 250 CE

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Gospel of Luke

The Gospel of Luke 11- 50 – 12- 12 and 13- 6-24. This Chester Beatty papyrus codex is the oldest book in the world to contain these New Testament texts in a single volume. Until its discovery, only small papyrus fragments of single Gospels were known. This book showed that the four Gospels and the Acts were compiled into one volume much earlier than many scholars had expected. In total, parts of 60 out of an estimated 220 leaves survive. The folios containing Mark and most of Luke’s Gospel are the oldest known copies of these texts.

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