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|Name||P. Oxy. 1355|
|Text||Romans 8-9 †|
|Date||175 – 200 C.E.|
|Now at||Cambridge University Library|
|Cite||B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrhynchus Papyri XI, (London, 1915), pp. 9-12|
|Size||13 x 25|
Papyrus 27 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 𝔓27, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Epistle to the Romans, it contains only Romans 8:12-22.24-27; 8:33-9:3.5-9. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to 175-200 C.E. It is written in 43 lines per page. The scribe of this manuscript may have also written 𝔓20.
The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text type. Aland placed it in Category I. This manuscript shows agreement with Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Vaticanus, and other witnesses of the Alexandrian text-type.
It is currently housed at the Cambridge University Library (Add. 7211) in Cambridge.
Philip Comfort Writes,
Grenfell and Hunt identified the handwriting as being similar to that of P20 (see comments on P20). Indeed, the manuscript appears to have been written by the same scribe who composed P20 and therefore must have the same date. Even if it was not done by the same scribe, it belongs to the same era. The following letters are formed identically: α, β, δ, ε, κ, ι, μ, ν, ο, π, ρ, σ, ψ, υ, φ, ω. Both manuscripts display no punctuation other than the diaeresis (an apostrophe appears in P20 after a foreign name, but there was no occasion for it in P27).