Papyrus 86

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New Testament manuscripts
Papyrus \mathfrak{P}86
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Name Pap. Col. 5516
Text Gospel of Matthew 5 †
Date 4th century
Script Greek
Found Egypt
Now at University of Cologne
Cite Charalambakis-Hagedorn-Kaimakis-Thüngen, Vier literarische Papyri der Kölner Sammlung, ZPE 14 (Barcelona: 1974), pp. 37-40.
Type Alexandrian text-type
Category II

Papyrus 86 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by siglum \mathfrak{P}86, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew. The manuscript palaeographically has been assigned to the 4th century.

The surviving texts of Matthew are verses 5:13-16, 22-25.


The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland placed it in Category II,[1] it means, it has some alien readings.


It is currently housed at the Institut für Altertumskunde in University of Cologne (P. Col. theol. 5516) in Cologne.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 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. 101. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  2. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • C. Charalambakis, D. Hagedorn, D. Kaimakis, and L. Thüngen, Vier literarische Papyri der Kölner Sammlung, no. 4, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 14 (Barcelona: 1974), pp. 37-40.
  • B. Kramer and D. Hagedorn, Papyrologica Coloniensia VII, 2 (Cologne, 1978), pp. 88-89.