Early Bible

Our Mission

Early Bible is dedicated to displaying the oldest known copies of the New Testament. We hope you find these images interesting and helpful in understanding the rich history of the Bible's origins. Perhaps you are a scholar who has referred to these papyri for years and now you can read them first-hand. Perhaps you are a Bible student determined to see for yourself the textual variants referenced in the critical apparatus of your Greek New Testament. Or, perhaps you are someone who is just interested in seeing these ancient documents for yourself. Whatever has brought you here, we hope that this site enriches your understanding and answers any questions you have brought regarding these early copies and testaments to the faith of the early followers of Christ.

We have collected a number of high-resolution images of the many New Testament Papyri, and our collection is growing. If you have any images of a New Testament papyrus that is not represented here, please contact us so we can review the images and hopefully publish them for the benefit of everyone.