|New Testament manuscript|
|Text||Book of Revelation 9:10-17:2 †|
|Now at||Chester Beatty Library|
|Cite||F. G. Kenyon, The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri III, (London, 1934).|
|Note||close to Sinaiticus, 0308|
Papyrus 47 (Gregory-Aland) (LDAB 2778), signed by 47, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Book of Revelation which contains Rev. 9:10-11:3; 11:5-16:15; 16:17-17:2. The manuscript has been assigned paleographically the 3rd century.
The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland ascribed it as a Normal text, and placed it in Category I. The text of this manuscript is closest to Codex Sinaiticus, and they are witnesses for one of the early textual types of the Book of Revelation. Another type is represented by manuscripts Papyrus 115, Codex Alexandrinus, and Codex Ephraemi.
- P. Orsini & W. Clarysse, “Early New Testament Manuscripts and Their Dates: A Critique of Theological Palaeography” in Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses (Vol. 88 Issue 4, 2012), p. 470
- 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. 99. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
- Philip W. Comfort, Encountering the Manuscripts. An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & Textual Criticism, Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005, p. 68.
- "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
- F. G. Kenyon, The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri III, (London, 1934).
- Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. pp. 335–351. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9.
- Peter Malik, New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents, Volume 52: P. Beatty III (47): The Codex, Its Scribe, and Its Text
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