Tall sedge plant of the Nile valley; used ca. 5th c. BC to ca. 4th c. AD for making writing material often used for Bible MSS The word paper is derived from the Gk. papyros. See also Manuscripts of the Bible, 2 a, c.
G. A. Deissmann, Light from the Ancient East, tr. L. R. M. Strachan, rev. ed. (New York, 1927); R. K. Harrison, Archaeology of the New Testament (New York, 1964); F. G. Kenyon, Our Bible and the Ancient Manuscripts, 5th ed., rev. A. W. Adams (New York, 1958); E. C. Malte, Light from the Papyri on St. Paul's Terminology, CTM, XVIII (1947), 499517.
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