|New Testament manuscript|
1 Thess 5:8-10
|Name||P. Oxy. 1598|
|Text||1 Thess 4-5 †; 2 Thess 1-2 †|
|Now at||Ghent University|
|Cite||B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrynchus Papyri XIII, (London 1919), pp. 12-14|
|Size||16 x 12 cm|
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.
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. It is a carefully executed manuscript.
The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type (rather proto-Alexandrian). Aland placed it in Category I. According to Comfort this manuscript shows greater agreement with Codex Sinaiticus than with Vaticanus (in 11 out of 13 variants).
According to Comfort it was written in the early 3rd century.
- 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.
- B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrynchus Papyri XIII, (London 1919), p. 12.
- 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.
- "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 August 2011.