The acquisition of the University of Michigan's portion of the chester beatty biblical papyri and a new suggested provenance

Brent Nongbri*

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Published accounts of the University of Michigan's acquisitions of items from the papyrus find known as the 'Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri' are sketchy. This article describes the results of research at the University of Michigan and the Chester Beatty Library, which has provided details about the chronology of the purchases and the dealers involved, as well as a new suggestion regarding the provenance of the find.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-116
Number of pages24
JournalArchiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014



  • Chester Beatty
  • biblical papyri
  • University of Michigan

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