Nieves Kids’ Manuscript
Re-Creation Project

Can you recreate John 13:1-10 with these manuscripts? TAP ON THE IMAGE TO SCROLL THROUGH THE MANUSCRIPTS or Click here to download a pdf



1 - My Recreation of the text with two worst and last copies.

It was just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father.  Having loved his own who were in the world, he had now showed them a full extent of his love, the evening meal was being served and then the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon to betray Jesus.  Jesus knew that the father had put all things under his paws, and that he had come from God and was returning to God.  So he got up from the meal, took up his other clothing and wrapped a twirl around his waist.  After that he poured water in a basin and began to wash the disciples feet, drying a towel  that was wrapped around him, he came to Simon Peter who said to him, “Lord are you going to wash my feet?”  Jesus replied “ you do not realize now what I am going but later you will understand.  No said Peter, you shall never wash my feet.  “Jesus answered unless I wash you, you have no with me.  “Then the Lord”. Simon Peter replied “not just my feet but my hands and head as well.  Jesus answered “a person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feel, his whole body is clean.  And you are clean, though not everyone one your body.

2 - My Recreation of the text using all my available manuscripts (Starting with the fourth generation of copies)

It was just before the passover feast, Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father.  Having loved his own who were in the world, he showed them a full extent of his love.  The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon to betray Jesus.  Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he came from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing and wrapped a towel around his waist.  After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.  He came to Simon Peter who said to him, “Lord are you going to wash my feet?”  Jesus replied, “you do not realize now what I’m doing, but later you will understand.  No said Peter, you shall never wash my feet.  Jesus answered, “unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” “Then Lord” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and head as well!”  Jesus answered, “A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet; his whole body is clean.  And you are clean, though not everyone of you.

3 - Original John 13:1-10

It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.

2 The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 

7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” 

8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” 

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” 

9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!” 

10 Jesus answered, “A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet; his whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”

*Even in the worst translation, the gist of the text is there.

Scribes
Ages 17, 15, 11, & 8