Papyrus 41

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Papyrus 41
New Testament manuscript
TextActs 17-22 †
Date8th century
ScriptGreek-Coptic diglot
Now atÖsterreichische Nationalbibliothek
CiteC. Wessely, Stud zur Pal und Pap XV, (Leipzig 1914), pp. 107-118.
TypeWestern text-type

Papyrus 41 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 41, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek and Coptic. It is a diglot, it is a papyrus manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the 8th century.



The Greek text of the papyrus contains: Acts 17:28-18:2.17-18.22-25.27; 19:1-4.6-8.13-16.18-19; 20:9-13.15-16.22-24.26-38; 21:3.4.26-27; 22:11-14.16-17.

The Coptic text of the papyrus contains: Acts 17:30-18:2.25.27-28; 19:2-8.15.17-19; 20:11-16.24-28; 20:36-21:3; 22:12-14.16-17.


The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Western text-type. Aland placed it in Category III.[1]

Textual variants

In Acts 21:1 it reads Παταρα και Μυρα for Παταρα, the reading is supported by Dgr gig (itph Hyram) vgmss copsa;[2]


It is currently housed at the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Pap. G. 17973, 26133, 35831, 39783) in Vienna.[1][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ UBS3, p. 500.
  3. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 26 August 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • C. Wessely, Studien zur Paläographie und Papyruskunde XV, (Leipzig 1914), pp. 107-118.
  • F.-J. Schmitz, Neue Fragmente zum P41, (Münster 1988), pp. 78-97.