Epistle of James (Forgery)



Seventeen lines of ancient Greek in black ink on a sheet of on papyrus. A forged text from the Epistle of James of the New Testament, created by Constantine Simonides in 1860. Published by Simonides' as fragment VII (top part). The papyrus is pasted to cardboard with some newspaper stuck to the surface. The papyrus was originally stuck to cardboard by Simonides as a group for display in Joseph Mayer’s Egyptian Museum at 8 Colquitt Street. The papyrus is most likely ancient but the text is a modern forgery.