papyrus fragment

My first middle and last names all have six letters! However a fragment of papyrus which is thought to be the earliest known version of the section in the book of revelations that discusses the number of the beast, has the number written as 616 not 666.

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THIS RARE NEW TESTAMENT MANUSCRIPT WAS DISCOVERED ON EBAY PRICED AT $99

THE 1,700-year-old papyrus fragment of the Gospel of John had six partial lines of text on it, written in Greek. It was John I, 50-51, from the New Testament. And searches in a database of known New Testament manuscripts showed no such artifact — this was a “new” find for the scholarly community.

The seller has reportedly been “harassed by collectors offering him absurd amounts of money,” while Dr. Smith wants him to donate it to a research library. In the end, it might just end up back on eBay after all — though the starting price might be a bit more than $99.