I am excited to announce that we are now taking orders for P66/Bodmer II facsimile. This is the earliest manuscript of John 1 that we know of. It is a great piece to have with so much essential theology. The first line reads, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and God was the word” (my translation). Dating to A.D. 200, what a great witness to the eternal nature of Jesus Christ and his distinction from and unity with the Father.  

Check it out.

Also, don’t forget to check out P52.

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    4 replies to "P66: New Manuscript Facsimile Available at Our Store"

    • Peter G.

      “…and God was the word”? Why do you translate it so?

    • TurretinFan

      I think you mean “line” rather than “time.” (conjectural emendation)

    • Ed Kratz

      Peter, because that is the way it is structure in the Greek. Most don’t keep it such because it means the same the other way, “the Word was God.” It really makes little difference. No difference in meaning.

    • Robert Norton

      The reason we translate it “the Word was God” is because of the presence of the definite article connected with logos. This makes logos the subject in the sentence and the absence of an article with theos, or anarthorus construction, gives the sense of quality or nature. And the Word was God…the Word was as to His nature Deity.

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