Scientists identify world's oldest Christian manuscript

The information calls into question the idea that normally associates the early Christians of the Roman

The information calls into question the idea that normally associates the early Christians of the Roman Empire with eccentric and persecuted peoples

The letter, dated 230 AD, offers information on the world of the early Christians of the Roman Empire

The letter is older than all previously known Christian documentary evidence of Roman Egypt. Scientists at the University of Basel (Switzerland) have identified the earliest known Christian private letter of the early third century, and named "P.Bas. 2.43 ", according to a statement issued by the institution.

The letter, dated 230 AD, offers information on the world of the early Christians of the Roman Empire and is older than all previously known Christian documental testimonies of Roman Egypt.

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