New Testament Papyri: Exploring the oldest manuscripts yet discovered

WHEN: Monday, August 23, 2021; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Center for Ministry

Join Father José Cabrera for a fascinating glimpse into the early history of the New Testament! When a biblical discovery takes place, the world gets excited. For example, the discovery of new fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls made headlines this year. The Dead Sea scrolls, however, only give us information about the Old Testament. But how about the New Testament? In this presentation Father Jose will explore the oldest New Testament papyri fragments yet discovered. From the Gospels to the Letters of Saint Paul and even a fragment from the book of Revelation, this seminar will look into the oldest copies of these precious texts that -- Sunday after Sunday -- Christians proclaim from the ambo. As is customary for Father José, he will use many visuals and even replicas of these manuscripts that are part of his private collection. Father José received his Licentiate in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  He currently serves as pastor of All Saints Parish, Bay City.