Papyrus 65

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New Testament manuscripts
Papyrus \mathfrak{P}65
Text 1 Thessalonians 1-2 †
Date 3rd century
Script Greek
Found Egypt
Now at National Archaeological Museum (Florence)
Cite V. Bartoletti, PGLSI XIV, (1957), pp. 5-7.
Type Alexandrian text-type
Category I

Papyrus 65 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by \mathfrak{P}65, is a copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the First Epistle to the Thessalonians. The surviving texts of the epistle are the verses 1:3-2:1 and 2:6-13. The manuscript has been assigned on palaeographic grounds to the 3rd century.[1]


The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland placed it in Category I, but text of the manuscript is too brief for certainty.[1] According to Comfort \mathfrak{P}49 and \mathfrak{P}65 came from the same manuscript.[2][3]


It is currently housed at the Papyrological Institute of Florence in National Archaeological Museum (Florence) (PSI 1373).[1][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c 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. 100. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  2. ^ Philip W. Comfort, Encountering the Manuscripts. An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & Textual Criticism, Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005, p. 68-69.
  3. ^ Klaus Wachtel, Klaus Witte, Das Neue Testament auf Papyrus: Gal., Eph., Phil., Kol., 1. u. 2. Thess., 1. u. 2 Tim., Tit., Phlm., Hebr, Walter de Gruyter, 1994, p. LXI.
  4. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Vittorio Bartoletti, Papiri greci e latini della Società Italiana, vol. XIV, (1957), pp. 5-7.
  • Naldini, Documenti, no. 17.