North Staffs Area Pastoral Council
Deanery Mass

You are invited to join the parishioners of
Our Lady of the Angels to pray for
the Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman

Friday 6th October 2017, 7.00pm
atOur Lady of the Angels and St. Peter in Chains
106 Hartshill Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 7LT.

Celebrant: Fr. Michael Miners MA (OCDS)

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Ancient Texts Online.

The Cambridge Digital Library has just made available thousands of pages from fragile religious manuscripts for Internet users' perusal, including a 2,000-year-old copy of the 10 Commandments, known as the "Nash Papyrus."

 

Before the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by a Bedouin shepherd in 1947, the "Nash Papyrus," also called "The Ten Commandments," was the oldest known manuscript containing a text from the Hebrew Bible. It gets its name from the Egyptologist Walter Llewellyn Nash who purchased the manuscript from an antiquities dealer in 1902. The text is among several important religious documents that were made public in a series of high-quality zoom-friendly images by the Cambridge Digital Library, which draws on the British university's vast collection of manuscripts.

Other texts posted include an ancient copy of the New Testament, called the "Codex Bezae," which contains all four Gospels (though the only complete one is the Gospel of Luke) and the Acts of the Apostles in both Greek and Latin. The Codex Bezae, thought to date from the late fourth or early fifth century, includes the oldest copy of the story of the adulterous woman (John 7.53-8.11). The phrase "let him who is without sin, cast the first stone" comes from that story.

You can explore some of the library's ancient texts at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/.

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