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Rare Fragment of Gospel of John Up For Grabs


A rare, large fragment of papyrus with Greek writing of what is either the first or second oldest copy of the Gospel of John is up for sale this month, and likely to bring up to $460,000.

The fragment is believed to date to 200 AD, less than 170 years after the crucifixion of Christ, when Christianity was still illegal and around 100 years after experts believe the original Gospel was first written.

At last! Something to go with my clay cylinder from King Nebuchadnezzar II.

Beth Carswell

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I've been reading, selling, researching, loving and writing about books with AbeBooks since 2000.

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