# Papyrus 38

Text New Testament manuscript Acts 18-19 † ca. 220 Greek Egypt University of Michigan H. A. Sanders."A Papyrus Fragment of Acts in the Michigan Collection". , HTR, vol. 20. 1927, pp. 1-19. 14 x 27 Western text-type IV

Papyrus 38 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by ${\displaystyle {\mathfrak {P}}}$38, is an early copy of part of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles, it contains only Acts 18:27-19:6.12-16. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the early 3rd century.[1]

Although the text is quite short, the Greek text of this codex has been called a representative of the Western text-type. Aland named it as Free text and placed in Category IV. The text of this manuscript is related to Codex Bezae.[2]

The manuscript was purchased in Cairo in 1924.[1]

It is now in the University of Michigan (Inv. 1571) in Ann Arbor.[2][3]

## References

1. ^ a b Philip W. Comfort and David P. Barrett. The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers Incorporated, 2001, p. 145.
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. 98. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
3. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 26 August 2011.