Papyrus 10

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Papyrus \mathfrak{P}10
Romans 1:1-7
Romans 1:1-7
Name P. Oxy. 209
Text Romans 1 †
Date 4th century
Script Greek
Found Oxyrynchus, Egypt
Now at Houghton Library
Cite Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrhynchus Papyri II (1899), pp. 8-9
Size 25.1 x 19.9
Type Alexandrian text-type
Category I

Papyrus 10 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by \mathfrak{P}10, and named Oxyrhynchus papyri 209, is an early copy of part of the New Testament content in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Epistle to the Romans, dating paleographically to the early 4th century.[1]

Description[edit]

The manuscript is a fragment of one leaf, written in one column per page. The surviving text is of Romans, verses 1:1-7. The manuscript was written very carelessly. The handwriting is crude and irregular, and the copy contains some irregular spellings. A part of verse 6 is omitted (εν οις εστε και υμεις κλητοι who are called to belong to).[2]

The nomina sacra are written in an abbreviated way.

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland placed it in Category I.[1] The manuscript is too brief for certainty. The only variant of any importance is Χριστου Ιησου in Rom 1:7, where the manuscripts all have the reverse order.[3]

History[edit]

The papyrus was found tied up with a contract dated in 316 A.D., and other documents of the same period.[2]

It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, and is currently housed at the Houghton Library of the Harvard University (Semitic Museum Inv. 2218), Cambridge (Massachusetts).[1][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Aland, Kurt; Aland, Barbara (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.). Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  2. ^ a b B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrhynchus Papyri II (1899), p. 8.
  3. ^ B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrhynchus Papyri II (1899), p. 9.
  4. ^ "Handschriftenliste". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

Grenfell and Hunt
Bernard Grenfell Arthur Hunt