Papyrus 122

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Papyrus 122
New Testament manuscript
NameP. Oxy. 4806
TextGospel of John 21:11-14,22-24
Date4th / 5th century
FoundOxyrhynchus, Egypt
Now atSackler Library
CiteR. Hatzilambrou, P. J. Parsons, J. Chapa OP LXXI (London: 2007), pp. 11-14.
Size[4.5] x [3.3] cm (28 x 12)
TypeAlexandrian (?)
Noteconcurs with codex W

Papyrus 122 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 𝔓122, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of John.


Only two pieces from one leaf have survived to the present day. The surviving texts of John are verses 21:11-14,22-24, they are in a fragmentary condition. The manuscript paleographically had been assigned to the 4th or 5th century (INTF).[1] It was written by irregular hand.

It uses nomina sacra. Name Ιησους (Jesus) is abbreviated to ΙΗΣ (majority of manuscripts used abbreviation ΙΣ). The number "one hundred and fifty-three" is written in Greek numeralsΡΝΓ.

The Greek text of this codex probably is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type.


In John 21:14 omitted word Ιησους (Jesus), just like in Codex Washingtonianus,[2] rest of the manuscripts contain this word, usually with an article (ο Ιησους).[3]

Ανεβη ουν Σιμων Πετρος και ειλ So Simon Peter went aboard and
κυσεν το δικτυον εις την γην μεσ hauled the net ashore, full
τον ιχθυων μεγαλων ΡΝΓ και το of large fish, a 153 of them; and
σουτων οντων ουκ εσχισθη το δικ although there were so many, the net was not
τυον λεγει αυτοις ο ΙΗΣ δευτε αριστη torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have
σατε ουδεις δε ετολμα των μαθητων ε breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared
ξετασαι αυτων Συ τις ει ειδοτες οτι ask him, “Who are you?” They knew
ο ΚΣ εστιν ερχεται ΙΗΣ και λαμ it was the Lord. Jesus came and took
βανει τον αρτον και διδωσιν αυτοις the bread and gave it to them,
και το οψαριον ομοιως τουτο ηδη and so with the fish. This was now
τριτον εφανερωθη τοις μαθηταις the third time that He was revealed to the disciples
εγερθεις εκ νεκρων after He was raised from the dead.

In red colour missing letters.


The manuscript currently is housed at the Papyrology Rooms of the Sackler Library at Oxford with the shelf number P. Oxy. 4806.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  2. ^ Codex Washingtonianus has eclectic text, but in John 5:12 – 21:25 it represents the Alexandrian.
  3. ^ Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Alexandrinus, Codex Regius, Codex Koridethi, Codex Zacynthius, f1, f13, and manuscripts of the Byzantine text-type (without article: Codex Vaticanus, Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus, and Codex Bezae).

Further reading[edit]

  • R. Hatzilambrou, P. J. Parsons, J. Chapa The Oxyrhynchus Papyri LXXI (London: 2007), pp. 11–14.

External links[edit]


  • P.Oxy.LXIV 4806 from Papyrology at Oxford's "POxy: Oxyrhynchus Online"; only page recto is accessible.

Official registration[edit]