Fragments : The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri in Context

Allen, G. V. , Rodenbiker, K. G. and Royle, A. P. (2021) Fragments : The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri in Context. [Exhibitions]

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The collections of the Chester Beatty include hundreds of fragments of papyrus books containing biblical texts written in Greek and Coptic. This collection is important for a number of reasons. Even as fragments, these works reveal critical information about the technological development of the bound book (codex) at a time when the scroll was still the predominant format for the written word. In addition to serving as important witnesses to the texts of Jewish and Christian scripture, many of these books also shed valuable light on the practices of manuscript copying and production.

Item Type:Exhibitions
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rodenbiker, Dr Kelsie and Royle, Mr Anthony and Allen, Dr Garrick
Authors: Allen, G. V., Rodenbiker, K. G., and Royle, A. P.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies

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