|Text||Book of Revelation 9:10-17:2 †|
|Now at||Chester Beatty Library|
|Cite||F. G. Kenyon, The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri III, (London, 1934).|
|Note||close to Sinaiticus, 0308|
Papyrus 47 (Gregory-Aland), signed by 47, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Book of Revelation, it contains Rev. 9:10-11:3; 11:5-16:15; 16:17-17:2. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the 3rd century. It gives the number of the beast as "666" (as opposed to 616).
The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland ascribed it as a Normal text, and placed it in Category I. The text of this manuscript is closest to Codex Sinaiticus, and they are witnesses for one of early textual types of the Book of Revelation. Another type is represented by manuscripts Papyrus 115, Codex Alexandrinus, and Codex Ephraemi.
- Beacon Bible Commentary: Hebrews-Revelation (1969), p. 577. "616" is given by Papyrus 115.
- 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. 99. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
- Philip W. Comfort, Encountering the Manuscripts. An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & Textual Criticism, Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005, p. 68.
- "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 26 August 2011.