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Fall of Constantinople

1453

When  Constantinople fell to the Turks many Greek scholars fled and reached Venice, bringing with them their Greek manuscripts of the New Testament and of the early Greek and Latin Church Fathers.

p46 is the earliest (nearly) complete manuscript of the Epistles written by Paul in the new testament.

p46 is the earliest (nearly) complete manuscript of the Epistles written by Paul in the new testament.
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p52 is the oldest known manuscript fragment of the New Testament, containing a portion of the Gospel of John

p52 is the oldest known manuscript fragment of the New Testament, containing a portion of the Gospel of John, possibly as early as 90AD
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