The St. John Fragment or Papyrus 52 is a piece from a Papyrus Codex and is the oldest fragment from the New Testament known to survive. It measures only 3.5 by 2.5 inches (8.9 by 6 cm) at its widest Point and contains parts from the Gospel of John in Greek, on both sides. It was among a group of Papyri acquired on the Egyptian market at Oxyrhynchus in 1920 by Bernard Grenfell.The original transcription and translation of the fragment of text was not done until 1934, by Colin H. Roberts. The first editor dated the Fragment to the first half of the second century (between 100-150 AD). Recent research points to a date nearer to 200 AD, but there is as yet no convincing evidence that any earlier fragments from the New Testament survive.
This amazing Replica of the original Codex actually comes to you on Papyrus paper from Egypt where the original item was discovered. What you actually get is two pieces of Papyrus with each containing one of the two sides of the original document. There is nothing on the backside. Our St. John Gospel Papyrus is a larger scale and measures: 3.75 Inches wide x 5 inches high. It is cut out to the exact image of the original codex as seen in pictures. In addition to the Two Papyrus replicas you will get a Information page which tells about the Fragment and it's history. You will also get a Translation page that actually shows the images letters in Greek that were shown on Papyrus 52 and what was missing and a full translation into English from Greek. You will also get on Parchment a copy from a newspaper dating 1896 that explains some of the recent discoverys in Oxyrhynchus Egypt by Grenfell and his partner Hunt. These include the Sayings Papyrus of Jesus that, until that time, was yet to be discovered.
You do not get the Designer Acrylic frame with metal pegs as shown in picture. It is available in the menu above. It is perfect to mount the St John Fragments items in and comes with the Papyrus 52 Replicas and Title Footer already attached and ready to hang. Metal Pegs stand off wall by 1 inch and full frame measures 10 x13. Note the Footer artwork only comes with the Frame.