What often happens when I am asked to preach...

I will be preaching this coming Sunday (May 5, 2024) at the Tintern Church of Christ. I'll be preaching Hebrews 3. So, as I always do, I translated the text from the Greek New Testament as part of my textual study. My translation is based on Nestle-Aland GNT. However, it's not out of the ordinary that I get distracted and end up a ways down a rabbit trail when I am working on translations. Somehow today I ended up reading this facsimile of P46, a mid-second century papyrus document with 86 leaves that is an important textual witness of Paul's letters as well as Hebrews. The leaf pictured here contains Hebrews 3:3b to 3:12a. Now I must get back to work on the sermon itself. 🙂
This photo is from https://earlybible.com/images/p46heb5.jpg
You can also view it and other leaves from P46 here: https://manuscripts.csntm.org/manuscript/Group/GA_P46_Mich
I think this portion of P46 is at Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor. That's only a few hours from my house. I may try to go see it in person. Another portion of P46 is in Dublin, Ireland. I definitely need to go there!