Papyrus is a writing material made from the water plant by the same name, which name means “product of the river.” Papyrus is possibly the longest used writing material, with the oldest known fragment dating to about 2400 B.C.E., and the use of it coming to almost an end around 600 C.E., some 3000 years of use.
Papyrus 10 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by P10 and named Oxyrhynchus papyri 209, is an early copy of part of the New Testament content in Greek.
Philip Wesley Comfort (born October 28, 1950) is a professor, writer, editor, and expert on the Bible who specializes in textual studies of the Greek New Testament.
Papyrus 115 (P. Oxy. 4499, designated by P115 in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a fragmented manuscript of the New Testament written in Greek on papyrus. It consists of 26 fragments of a codex containing parts of the Book of Revelation, and probably nothing more. It dates to the early to the middle third century, c. 200-250 C.E.
Papyrus 101 (P101), is an early Greek NT papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew. The surviving texts of Matthew are verses 3:10-12; 3:16-4:3, they are in a fragmentary condition.
Papyrus 6 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by P6 or by ε 021 (in von Soden's numbering), is a fragmentary early copy of the New Testament in Greek and Coptic (Akhmimic). It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of John that has been dated paleographically to the early 4th century [300 - 350 C.E.].
Papyrus 45 P45 or P. Chester Beatty I) is an early New Testament manuscript that is a part of the Chester Beatty Papyri. It has been paleographically dated to about 175-225 CE. P45 is one of the oldest codices in the world that contains most of the four Gospels and much of the book of Acts.
The papyri are documents written on papyrus, material prepared in ancient Egypt from the pithy stem of a water plant, used in sheets throughout the ancient Mediterranean world for writing. The early papyri of about 100+ manuscripts that date from 110-390 C.E. are said to be of the most important for establishing the original. Are... Continue Reading →
A great question was recently asked on our New Testament Textual Criticism Facebook group. "James D.G. Dunn says 90-95% of the findings of Oxyrhynchus have never been edited or opened and lives in the basement of the British Museum. Forgive my amateur knowledge but, is there a particular reason why it's not been looked at?... Continue Reading →
Papyrus 1 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) designated by "P1", "ε 01 (von Soden)", is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew dating palaeographically to the middle of the 3rd century (c. 175 - 225 C.E.). It is currently housed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum (E... Continue Reading →