|New Testament manuscript
|Name||P. Oxy. 1597|
|Text||Acts 26 †|
|Now at||Bodleian Library|
|Cite||B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrynchus Papyri XIII, (London 1919), pp. 10-12|
|Size||17 x 27 cm|
Papyrus 29 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 29, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles, it contains only Acts 26:7-8 and 26:20. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the early 3rd century.
The Greek text of this codex is too short to put in a family. Grenfell and Hunt noticed its agreement with Codex Bezae, 1597, and some Old-Latin manuscripts. According to Aland it is a "free text" and it was placed by him in Category I. According to Bruce M. Metzger and David Alan Black the manuscript might be related to the Western text-type, but Philip Comfort stated "the fragment is too small to be certain of its textual character".
- Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. p. 125. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9.
- B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrynchus Papyri XIII, (London 1919), p. 10.
- 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. 97. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
- David Alan Black, New Testament Textual Criticism, Baker Books, 2006, p. 65.
- "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 August 2011.