Papyrus 33 (P33) is a fourth/fifth-century manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles, containing only a portion of the text. Along with Papyrus 58, it formed part of a codex that contained a version of the Greek New Testament in the Alexandrian text-type. This chapter explores the significance of Papyrus 33 for the study of early Christianity and the textual history of the New Testament, and provides insight into its physical characteristics and current location at the Austrian National Library in Vienna.
PAPYRUS 30 (P30) P. Oxy. 1598 Dating to about 200-250 A.D.
Uncover what was truly written in the early Christian church with Papyrus 30. This ancient manuscript, dating back to 200-250 A.D., contains a portion of the Pauline epistles and is considered to be one of the most reliable early copies of the New Testament. Discover the importance of Papyrus 30 in the study of early Christianity and the establishment of the original readings in the New Testament text. Buy out a few minutes to read this short article and delve into the history of this significant text.
How Many Second-Century [100 – 200 A.D.] New Testament Manuscripts Are There?
In the case of the New Testament papyri manuscripts, our early evidence for the Greek New Testament, size is irrelevant. They range from centimeters encompassing a couple of verses to a codex with many books of the New Testament. But all of them add something significant.
PAPYRUS 118 (P118) P. Koln 10311 Dating to About 150-200 A.D., Which Contains Verses from Romans 15 & 16
Interesting;y, the text of 𝔓118 runs straight through Romans 15:33 to 16:1, so it differs from 𝔓46, which has the doxology (usually printed at 16:25-27) immediately following 15:33.
PAPYRUS 109 (P109) P. Oxy. 4448 Dating to About 150-200 A.D., Which Contains John 21:18–20, 23–25
The INTF has paleographically assigned the manuscript to the early 3rd century CE. [200-225 A.D.] Papyrologist Philip Comfort dates the manuscript to the middle-late 2nd century C.E. 150-200 A.D.].
PAPYRUS 98 (P98) (P. IFAO Inv. 237b [+a]) Dating to About 150-175 A.D., Which Contains Revelation 1:13–2:1
The general rule, the earlier the manuscript, the more accurate. So, the early papyri can validate the original reading for almost all of our textual variants.
PAPYRUS 87 (P87) (Inv. Nr. 12) Dating to About 125-150 A.D., Which Contains Philemon 13–15, 24–25
The early papyri can validate the original reading for almost all of our textual variants.
PAPYRUS 39 (P39) P. Oxy XV 1780 Dating to About 175-225 A.D., Which Contains John 8:14-22
Grenfell and Hunt said P39 generally agrees with B. In fact, it agrees verbatim with B [Codex Vaticanus] and nearly so with P75. The Alands consider P39 to have a “strict” text.
PAPYRUS (P29) P. Oxy. 1597 Dating to about 175-225 A.D., Which Contains Acts 26:7–8, 20
In the case of the New Testament papyri manuscripts, our early evidence for the Greek New Testament, size is irrelevant. They range from centimeters encompassing a couple of verses to a codex with many books of the New Testament. But all of them add something.
PAPYRUS 26 (P26): P. Oxy. 1354 Epistle to the Romans
Papyrus 26 designated by P26, is an early copy of the New Testament Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Epistle to the Romans. It contains only Romans 1:1-16. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to c. 600 C.E.