Papyrus 29

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Papyrus 29
New Testament manuscript
Papyrus 29 (POxy1597).jpg
Name P. Oxy. 1597
Text Acts 26 †
Date 3rd century
Script Greek
Found Egypt
Now at Bodleian Library
Cite B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrynchus Papyri XIII, (London 1919), pp. 10-12
Size 17 x 27 cm
Type Alexandrian, Western
Category I

Papyrus 29 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 29, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles which contains Acts 26:7-8 and 26:20. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the early 3rd century.[1]


The Greek text of this codex is too short to put in a family. Grenfell and Hunt noticed its agreement with Codex Bezae, 1597, and some Old-Latin manuscripts.[2] According to Aland it is a "free text" and it was placed by him in Category I.[3] According to Bruce M. Metzger and David Alan Black[4] the manuscript might be related to the Western text-type, but Philip Comfort stated "the fragment is too small to be certain of its textual character".[1]

It is currently housed at the Bodleian Library, Gr. bibl. g. 4 (P) in Oxford.[3][5]

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  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. 125. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9. 
  2. ^ B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrynchus Papyri XIII, (London 1919), p. 10.
  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. ^ David Alan Black, New Testament Textual Criticism, Baker Books, 2006, p. 65.
  5. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 

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Grenfell and Hunt
Bernard Grenfell Arthur Hunt