Archaeologists have found one of the oldest books in the world

15.06.2024/01/30 XNUMX:XNUMX    6

Archaeologists have found one of the oldest books in the world. This is the Crosby-Cheyen codex. It was written on papyrus and was found in a jar at the foot of a rock in the middle of the Egyptian desert back in 1952. The Daily Mail writes about it.

The manuscript dates from the middle of the 3rd and the beginning of the 4th century. It contains the two oldest texts of the Bible - "The Book of the Prophet Jonah" and "The Epistle of Peter".

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These chapters of the Bible were written in a very difficult period, when people stopped believing in many gods, and Christianity was gaining popularity.

"The Crosby-Shoyen codex is one of the three greatest discoveries of the 20th century, which revolutionized the study of Christianity.

Experts assume that such a code is not the only one, there were others. However, none survived. Therefore, the found work is a unique object in the study of Christianity.

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Until 1981, the book was kept at the University of Mississippi (USA), and later, in 1988, it was bought by a Norwegian collector of manuscripts, Dr. Martin Shoyen.

The manuscript lay untouched in the desert for about 1500 years.