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Early Christian Papyri
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Texts written on papyrus material in various languages, discovered rather than handed down, and representative of a broad range of content that is often broadly defined as “Christian,” regardless of whether it is included in the Bible.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Papyri, Early Christian
Papyri, Early Christian Texts written on papyrus material in various languages, discovered rather than handed down, and representative of a broad range of content that is often broadly defined as “Christian,” regardless of whether it is included in the Bible.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Papyri, Early Christian
PAPYRI, EARLY CHRISTIAN. “Papyri” is used as a generic term to refer to texts written on papyrus or similar writing materials (in particular parchment, ostraca, and wooden tablets) which have emerged through stray finds or excavation, mainly in Egypt. The word conveniently distinguishes these from the