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History of the Bible & the Book: Antiquity

A chronological overview of resources in Yale Library on the history of the Bible and other printed religious texts.


This section introduces resources on the Bible during antiquity. Use the drop-down menu for further information.

New Testament Papyrology and Manuscripts

NT Papyri at Yale Divinity Library

Andover Newton Oxyrhynchus Papyri Collection. YDL Special Collections houses sixteen papyri fragments found over a millenium ago in an ancient trash heap in Oxyrhyncus, Egypt. Several letters penned by Christians. Includes P.Oxy. 1230 (Gregory-Aland number P24), a 4-5th century papyrus fragment of the Apocalypse of John (Revelation).