Papyrus 15

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Papyrus 15
New Testament manuscript
Papyrus 15 - Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1008 - Cairo Egyptian Museum JE 47423 - First Epistle to the Corinthians 7,18–8,4.jpg
Name P. Oxy. 1008
Text 1 Corinthians 7-8 †
Date 3rd century
Script Greek
Found Egypt
Now at Egyptian Museum
Cite B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, The Amherst Papyri VII, (London 1910), pp. 4-8
Size 26.5 x 14 cm
Type Alexandrian text-type
Category I

Papyrus 15 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by 15, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It was originally a papyrus manuscript of the Pauline Corpus of letters, but now only contains 1 Corinthians 7:18-8:4.[1] The manuscript has been palaeographically assigned to the 3rd century.[2]

Description[edit]

The manuscript is written in a documentary hand.[2] There is about 37-38 lines per page.[2] Grenfeld and Hunt conjectured that 15 and 16 might have been part of the same manuscript. Both manuscripts have the same formation of letters, line space, and punctuation.[1]

The Greek text of this codex is probably a representative of the Alexandrian text-type, however the text is too brief to determine this exactly. Aland placed it in Category I.[3]

It was the last papyrus classified by Gregory (in 1915).

Currently housed at the Egyptian Museum (JE 47423) in Cairo.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9. 
  2. ^ a b c Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9. 
  3. ^ 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. 97. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  4. ^ "Handschriftenliste". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 

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