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The Gospel of Mary$
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Christopher Tuckett

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199212132

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212132.001.0001

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Attestation, Manuscripts, Language, Date

Attestation, Manuscripts, Language, Date

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(p.3) 1 Attestation, Manuscripts, Language, Date
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The Gospel of Mary
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Christopher Tuckett (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212132.003.0001

This chapter begins with a brief description of evidence for the existence and text of the Gospel of Mary. The evidence comes from three manuscripts which contain (parts of) text. Prime among these is the manuscript known as Papyrus Berolinensis (BG) 8502, now housed in the Papyrology section of the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Egyptian Museum and Papyrology Collection, National Museums of Berlin). This codex contains four works in Coptic translation, with the Gospel of Mary as the first in the codex. This manuscript provides the most extensive witness to the text of the gospel. The texts themselves, the language used, and date for the writing of the gospels are discussed.

Keywords:   Gospel of Mary, text, Papyrus Berolinensis 8502, Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 3525, Rylands Papyrus 463

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