Gospel of John 18:31-33

ΟΙ ΙΟΥΔΑΙ… ΗΜΙ…OYΔΕΝΑ ΙΝΑ Ο Λ…ΠΕΝ ΣHΜΑΙΝΩ…ΘΝHΣΚΕΙΝ Ε…ΡΙΟΝ Ο Π…ΚΑΙ ΕΙΠ……AΙΩ…


…
the Jews, “For us…anyone,” so that the w…oke signifyin..die. En…rium P…and sai…
Jews?”


Wikipedia:

Although Rylands 𝒫52is generally accepted as the earliest extant record of a canonical New Testament text,[2] the dating of the papyrus is by no means the subject of consensus among scholars. The style of the script is strongly Hadrianic, which would suggest a most probable date somewhere between 117 CE and 138 CE. But the difficulty of fixing the date of a fragment based solely on paleographic evidence allows a much wider range, potentially extending from before 100 CE past 150 CE.
The fragment of papyrus was among a group acquired on the Egyptian market in 1920 by Bernard Grenfell.[3] (The papyrus may have come surreptitiously from Oxyrhyncus.)

This tiny scrap of paper! How much ink has been spilt over this tiny bit of ink? How much human effort has gone into interpreting this fragment?

Gospel of John 18:31-33

ΟΙ ΙΟΥΔΑΙ… ΗΜΙ…
OYΔΕΝΑ ΙΝΑ Ο Λ…
ΠΕΝ ΣHΜΑΙΝΩ…
ΘΝHΣΚΕΙΝ Ε…
ΡΙΟΝ Ο Π…
ΚΑΙ ΕΙΠ…
…AΙΩ…

the Jews, “For us…
anyone,” so that the w…
oke signifyin..
die. En…
rium P…
and sai…

Jews?”

Wikipedia:

Although Rylands 𝒫52is generally accepted as the earliest extant record of a canonical New Testament text,[2] the dating of the papyrus is by no means the subject of consensus among scholars. The style of the script is strongly Hadrianic, which would suggest a most probable date somewhere between 117 CE and 138 CE. But the difficulty of fixing the date of a fragment based solely on paleographic evidence allows a much wider range, potentially extending from before 100 CE past 150 CE.

The fragment of papyrus was among a group acquired on the Egyptian market in 1920 by Bernard Grenfell.[3] (The papyrus may have come surreptitiously from Oxyrhyncus.)

This tiny scrap of paper! How much ink has been spilt over this tiny bit of ink? How much human effort has gone into interpreting this fragment?

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