Papyrus 11

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Papyrus 11
New Testament manuscript
Text1 Corinthians 1-7 †
Date7th century
FoundTischendorf 1862
Now atRussian National Library
CiteK. Aland, Neutestamentliche Papyri NTS 3 (1957), pp. 267-278.
TypeAlexandrian text-type

Papyrus 11 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by 11, is a copy of a part of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the First Epistle to the Corinthians. It contains fragments 1 Corinthians 1:17-22; 2:9-12.14; 3:1-3,5-6; 4:3; 5:5-5.7-8; 6:5-9.11-18; 7:3-6.10-11.12-14. Only some portions of the codex can be read.[1]

The manuscript palaeographically had been assigned to the 7th century.[2]

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland placed it in Category II.[2]

In 1 Corinthians 7:5 it reads τη προσευχη (prayer) – along with 46, א*, A, B, C, D, F, G, P, Ψ, 6, 33, 81, 104, 181, 629, 630, 1739, 1877, 1881, 1962, it vg, cop, arm, eth; other manuscripts have reading τη νηστεια και τη προσευχη (fasting and prayer) or τη προσευχη και νηστεια (prayer and fasting).[3][4]

The manuscript was discovered by Tischendorf in 1862.[5]

It is currently housed at the Russian National Library (Gr. 258A) in Saint-Petersburg.[2][6]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 46.
  2. ^ a b c 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. 96. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  3. ^ NA26, p. 450.
  4. ^ UBS3, p. 591.
  5. ^ F. H. A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (London 1894), p. 186.
  6. ^ "Handschriftenliste". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 August 2011.

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