WORLD'S OLDEST CHRISTIAN LETTER WRITTEN ON ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS

WORLD'S OLDEST CHRISTIAN LETTER WRITTEN ON ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS

ACCORDING TO CURIOSMOS, THE EARLY CHRISTIANS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE WERE PORTRAYED AS ECCENTRICS WHO WITHDREW FROM THE WORLD.

According to Phys Org, the letter, which comes from the village of Theadelphia in central Egypt, is about 40 to 50 years older than all other known Christian documentary letters worldwide.
Phys Org said the Christians held political leadership positions and blended with their pagan environment in their everyday lives.

Writings on an ancient Egyptian papyrus, which may be the world’s oldest ever Christian letter dated back to the 230s A.D., gives a better understanding about the first Christians in the Roman Empire. Researchers have...

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