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Further reading

Editions of the Fragment of the Gospel of John


W.J. Elliott & D.C. Parker, The New Testament in Greek, 4, Gospel according to St. John; Vol. 1, Papyri, Leiden: E.J. Brill 1995.


Andreas Schmidt, 'Zwei Anmerkungen zu P. Ryl. III 457,' Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 35, 1989, pp. 11-12.


C. H. Roberts, Catalogue of Greek and Latin Papyri in the John Rylands Library Vol. III Theological and Literary Texts (Nos. 457-551), Manchester: Sherratt and Hughes, 1938.


C.H. Roberts, 'An unpublished fragment of the Fourth Gospel in the John Rylands Library,' Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 1936; Vol. 20 (1), p. 45-55.



The Fragment of the Gospel of John in the context of Early Christian writing


Roger S. Bagnall, Early Christian Books in Egypt, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press 2009.


Brent Nongbri, 'The Use and Abuse of P52: Papyrological Pitfalls in the Dating of the Fourth Gospel,' Harvard Theological Review, 2005; Vol. 98, p. 23-52.


L.W. Hurtado, 'Π52 (P. Rylands Gk. 457) and the Nomina Sacra:  Method and Probability,' Tyndale Bulletin, 2003; Vol. 54 (1).


Charles E. Hill, 'Did the Scribe of P52 use the Nomina Sacra? Another Look,' New Testament Studies, 2002, Vol. 48.


Christopher M. Tuckett, 'P52 and Nomina Sacra,' New Testament Studies, 2001; Vol. 47.



The John Rylands Library Collections


Summary description of Greek Papyri in the Guide to Special Collections, available online at: 


J.K. Elliott, 'The Biblical manuscripts of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester', Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 1999; Vol. 81 (2), p. 3-50.