|Name||P. Oxy. 1780|
|Text||John 8 †|
|Now at||The Green Collection|
|Cite||Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrhynchus Papyri XV, 1922, pp. 7-8.|
|Size||26 by 16 cm|
Papyrus 39 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by 39, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of John, it contains only John 8:14-22. The manuscript paleographically had been assigned to the 3rd century. Written by professional scribe, in 25 lines per page, in large, beautiful letters. It has numbered pages.
The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type (proto-Alexandrian). Aland placed it in Category I. 39 shows agreement with Vaticanus and 75. There are no singular readings.
 See also
- Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9.
- Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland; Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.) (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
- Peter M. Head, The Habits of New Testament Copyists Singular Readings in the Early Fragmentary Papyri of John, Biblica 85 (2004), 399-408.
- G. Cavallo, Ricerche sulla maiuscola biblica (1967), pl. 27.
 Further reading
- Robert B. Waltz. 'NT Manuscripts: Papyri, Papyri 39.'
- Text of the 39 with reconstructed lacunae