Earliest Fragment of Romans Discovered?

A papyrus fragment with text from Romans 9 and 10 has been dated just this week to the mid-2nd century. If the date hold up, it is the oldest known fragment of Romans and one of the oldest extant copies of the New Testament text.

Guess where this rare fragment is? It’s in a collection belonging to Steve Green, the President of Hobby Lobby.

CNN has a short video report with Green that shows the fragment plus a couple of other interesting biblical manuscripts in his collection. Green explains more about the papyrus in the video.

HT: PaleoJudaica, Peter Williams at the Evangelical Textual Criticism Blog

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About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister in English and Spanish with the North Terrace Church of Christ and participates annually in archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke also leads tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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