Reading the Papyri: P46 Introduction About P46 Features of the Codex Reading the Text Putting it All Together

::Reading the Text::

In this next few pages, you will have the opportunity to try to read a bit of P46 for yourself. Particularly, you will be looking at the first few lines of Paul's Letter to the Galatians, which begins at about the middle of page 168 of the codex (displayed to the right). If you've never seen an ancient Greek manuscript before, it may take some getting used to before you are comfortable reading the script. However, because this is a well-made mansucript, written in a nice book hand by a professional scribe, the letters should be relatively easy to identify.

Before diving into the text, you should check out the two links below:

Once you've reveiwed the two pages above, you should be ready to begin reading. As you look at each line, try to decipher the text, refering to the alphabet as needed, before checking the transcription.

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