Papyrus 30

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Papyrus 30
New Testament manuscript
1 Thess 5:8-10
1 Thess 5:8-10
NameP. Oxy. 1598
Text1 Thess 4-5 †; 2 Thess 1-2 †
Date3rd century
Now atGhent University
CiteB. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrynchus Papyri XIII, (London 1919), pp. 12-14
Size16 x 12 cm
TypeAlexandrian text-type

Papyrus 30 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 30, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Pauline epistles, it contains only 1 Thess 4:12-5:18. 25-28; 2 Thess 1:1-2; 2:1.9-11. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the 3rd century.[1]


The manuscript is written in large uncial letters. The nomina sacra are abbreviated. The number of the pages suggest that the manuscript was a collection of the Pauline epistles.[2] It is a carefully executed manuscript.[3]

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type (rather proto-Alexandrian). Aland placed it in Category I.[1] According to Comfort this manuscript shows greater agreement with Codex Sinaiticus than with Vaticanus (in 11 out of 13 variants).[3]

According to Grenfell it agrees four times with B against א A, once with BA against א, twice with א A against B, once with א against B A.[2]

According to Comfort it was written in the early 3rd century.[3]

It is currently housed at the Ghent University (Inv. 61) in Ghent.[1][4]

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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 B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrynchus Papyri XIII, (London 1919), p. 12.
  3. ^ 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. 128. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9.
  4. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 August 2011.

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Grenfell and Hunt
Bernard Grenfell Arthur Hunt