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Hendrickson Publishers to release deluxe facsimile edition of New Testament papyrus codices from 3rd century

Published by Hendrickson Publishers, the P45, P46, and P47 facsimiles will be available for purchase on December 1, 2020 at $399 retail

This New Testament Papyri facsimile collection brings three of the oldest manuscripts of the Bible to a modern audience.

In a historic collaboration, Hendrickson Publishers—in partnership with the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts—has published a deluxe facsimile edition of New Testament papyrus codices written in the third century.

The partially preserved papyrus codices P45, P46, and P47 are dated from the third century and contain passages from all four Gospels, the book of Acts, the Pauline Epistles, the book of Hebrews, and the book of Revelation, making them some of the most significant witnesses to early Christian Scripture that exist today.

The culmination of the project is the production of a museum-quality print facsimile that allows the Scriptures to come alive like never before. It captures the ancient beauty of the text: its scars and handwritten scripts; its age and timeless significance.

Printed in duplicate against white and black backgrounds, the high-resolution images in this facsimile edition reproduce the fragmented papyri in stunning clarity at their actual size, offering scholars and students of New Testament manuscripts an unparalleled encounter with these crucial witnesses to the Bible’s textual history.

It will be available for purchase on December 1, 2020, and customers may purchase the facsimiles, the corresponding art prints, or the P47 transcription companion directly at