Papyrus 106

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New Testament manuscripts
Papyrus 106
P106-Joh-1 29-35-POxy4445-III.jpg
Name P. Oxy. 4445
Sign \mathfrak{P}106
Text Gospel of John 1:29-35; 1:40-46
Date 3rd century
Script Greek
Found Oxyrhynchus, Egypt
Now at Sackler Library
Cite W. E. H. Cockle, OP LXIV (1997), pp. 11-14
Size 13 x 8.8 cm
Type Alexandrian text-type
Category I

Papyrus 106 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by \mathfrak{P}106, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of John. The surviving texts of John are verses 1:29-35; 1:40-46, they are in a fragmentary condition. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the early 3rd century.[1]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type (rather proto-Alexandrian). It is familiar to Papyrus 66, Papyrus 75, Codex Sinaiticus, and Vaticanus.

In John 1:34 reads ὁ ἐκλεκτός together with the manuscripts \mathfrak{P}5, א, b, e, ff2, Syriac Curetonian (syrc), Syriac Sinaiticus (syrs). In John 1:41 ουτοι is omitted.[2]


The manuscript is currently housed at the Papyrology Rooms of the Sackler Library at Oxford with the shelf number P. Oxy. 4445.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Philip W. Comfort, Encountering the Manuscripts. An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & Textual Criticism, Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005, p. 75.
  2. ^ Peter M. Head, The Habits of New Testament Copyists Singular Readings in the Early Fragmentary Papyri of John, Biblica 85 (2004), p. 403.
  3. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • W. E. H. Cockle, The Oxyrhynchus Papyri LXV (London: 1998), pp. 11–14.
  • Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. pp. 645–647. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9. 

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