Papyrus 48

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Papyrus 48
New Testament manuscript
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TextActs of the Apostles 23 †
Date3rd century
Now atLaurentian Library
CiteG. Vitelli and S. G. Mercati, PGLSI X, (1932), pp. 112-118.
Size16 x 25 cm
TypeWestern text-type

Papyrus 48 (Gregory-Aland), signed by 48, is an early copy of a part of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles, it contains portions of Acts 23:11-29. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the 3rd century.

Although the text of this codex is extremely small, the Greek text of this codex has been called a representative of the Western text-type. Aland placed it in Category IV.[1]

It is currently housed at the Laurentian Library (PSI 1165) in Florence.[1][2]

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. 99. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  2. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 26 August 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • G. Vitelli and S. G. Mercati, Papiri greci e latini della Società Italiana X, (1932), pp. 112–118.
  • Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. pp. 352–354. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9.


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