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P75 Donated to the Vatican

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  • John McChesney-Young
    Ancient Papyrus Donated to the Vatican Contains Parts of the Gospels of Luke and John VATICAN CITY, JAN. 24, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI received as a gift
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 24, 2007
      Ancient Papyrus Donated to the Vatican

      Contains Parts of the Gospels of Luke and John

      VATICAN CITY, JAN. 24, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI received as a
      gift to the Holy See one of the most ancient manuscripts of the
      Gospels, an artifact that demonstrates Scripture's historical
      actuality.

      The Pope was given the 14-15 Bodmer Papyrus (P75), dated between A.D.
      175 and 225, on Monday by Frank Hanna and his family, of the United
      States.

      "The papyrus contains about half of each of the Gospels of Luke and
      John. It was written in Egypt and perhaps used as a liturgical book,"
      explained Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, archivist and librarian of the
      Holy Roman Church, during the audience.

      The manuscript previously belonged to the library of the Bodmer
      Foundation in Cologny, Switzerland, and is now in the Vatican
      Apostolic Library.

      "The Pope's library possesses the most ancient testimony of the
      Gospel of Luke and among the most ancient of the Gospel of John,"
      added the cardinal.

      The Bodmer Papyrus contains 144 pages and is the oldest manuscript
      that contains the text of the two Gospels in one papyrus.

      The rest of the article is available at:

      http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=101738
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      *** John McChesney-Young ** panis~at~pacbell.net ** Berkeley,
      California, U.S.A. ***
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