Papyrus 17

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Papyrus 17
New Testament manuscript
Papyrus 17 - Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1078 - Cambridge University Library Add. Ms. 5893 - Epistle to the Hebrews 9,12–19 (1).jpg
NameP. Oxy. 1078
TextHebrews 9
Date4th century
FoundEgypt, Lord Crawford
Now atCambridge University
CiteB. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrhynchus Papyri VIII, (London 1911), pp. 11-13
Size14.2 x 8.4 cm
TypeAlexandrian text-type

Papyrus 17 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by 17, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Epistle to the Hebrews, but only contains verses 9:12-19. The manuscript has been paleographically assigned to the 4th century.[1] However, according to Philip Comfort it is from the late 3rd century.[2]


Grenfell and Hunt
Bernard Grenfell Arthur Hunt

The leaf is in fragmentary condition (originally 19 by 25 cm).[2] The text fills in where Codex Vaticanus is vacant (from Hebrews 9:14).[2]

The Nomina Sacra are used throughout. The scribe used marks for punctation between verses 12 and 13, and between 15 and 16.[2] It has no itacistic errors.

The Greek text of this codex is representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland placed it in Category II.[1]

It was discovered by Lord Crawford in Egypt.[3] The text was edited in 1911 by Grenfell and Hunt.[4]

Currently housed at the Cambridge University Library (Add. 5893) in Cambridge.[1][5]

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  1. ^ 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. 97. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  2. ^ a b c d Philip W. Comfort, The Text of the Earlies of New Testament Greek Manuscripts (2001), p. 101.
  3. ^ Frederic G. Kenyon, "Handbook to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament", London2, 1912, p. 44.
  4. ^ B. P., Grenfell; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri VIII. London. pp. 11–13.
  5. ^ "Handschriftenliste". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 August 2011.

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