Papyrus 31

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Papyrus 31
New Testament manuscript
Text Romans 12 †
Date 7th century
Script Greek
Found Egypt
Now at John Rylands Library
Cite A. S. Hunt, Catalogue of the Greek Papyri in the John Rylands Library I, Literatury Texts (Manchester 1911), p. 9
Type Alexandrian
Category II

Papyrus 31 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 31, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Epistle to the Romans, it contains only Romans 12:3-8. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the 7th century. Reverse side is blank. Possibly it was a talisman. Hunt suggested it was a lectionary.[1]

Description[edit]

Written in medium-sized sloping uncial letters. It seems to have been copied for reading in church.[1]

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland placed it in Category II.[2][3] An agreement with Codex Sinaiticus against the other chief MSS is observable in l. 9 of the fragment (v. 8).[1]

Papyrus 31 presents unique readings in l. 3 (v. 4) and l. 4 (v. 5) against the other chief MSS.[4]

It is currently housed with the Rylands Papyri at the John Rylands University Library (Gr. P. 4) in Manchester.[2][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c A. S. Hunt, Catalogue of the Greek Papyri in the John Rylands Library I, Literatury Texts (Manchester 1911), p. 9.
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Kurt Aland, and Barbara Aland, Der Text des Neuen Testaments, DBS 1982, p. 168
  4. ^ Institute for New Testament Textual Research at the University of Münster, Westphalia, Germany. "New Testament Transcripts Prototype". 
  5. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 

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External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 9 March 2011.