More New Papyri

Eighteen-hundred-year-old papyri discovered–of all places–in a late professor’s files.  Actually, this kind of things happen fairly often.  There have been many important discoveries in libraries and archives.

Luther College

One document is a libellus, issued under the persecutions of Decius.  A libellus was a document proving that the owner had sacrificed to the gods of Rome, and thus was not a Christian eligible for torture.

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