Papyrus 50

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Papyrus 50
New Testament manuscript
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TextActs of the Apostles8; 10
Date3rd/4th century
ScriptGreek
FoundEgypt
Now atYale University Library
CiteC. H. Kraeling, Two Selections from Acts, pp. 163-172.
Size13.8 x 17.7 cm
Typemixed
CategoryIII

Papyrus 50 (Gregory-Aland), designated by 50, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles, it contains Acts 8:26-32; 10:26-31. The manuscript palaeographically has been assigned to the 3rd/4th century.[1] Elijah Hixson suggests that the manuscript may possibly be a forgery based on anomalies in line spacing, some text seeming to wrap around lacunae, and serious issues with fiber alignment in the papyrus.[2]

Description[edit]

The Greek text of this codex is mixed. It has some orthographical peculiarities and corrections. Aland placed it in Category III.[1] The text generally concurs with Codex Sinaiticus and Vaticanus.[3]

The nomina sacra are contracted (ΙΛΗΜ, ΠΝΑ, ΑΝΟΣ, ΑΝΟΝ, ΘΣ, ΘΥ, ΚΥ).[4]

The manuscript was purchased in Paris by Yale University in 1933 along with other manuscripts of Egyptian provenance.[5] The text of the codex was published in 1937 by Carl H. Kraeling.[6]

Papyrus 50; Acts 10:26-31

It is currently housed at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University (P.CtYBR inv. 1543) in New Haven.[1][7][8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ Hixson, Elijah (1 February 2021). "Possible Markers of Inauthenticity in a Greek New Testament Papyrus (Elijah Hixson)". Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  3. ^ Philip W. Comfort, Encountering the Manuscripts. An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & Textual Criticism, Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005, p. 69.
  4. ^ Carl H. Kraeling, Two Selections from Acts, in: Lake F/S, p. 169.
  5. ^ Philip W. Comfort, The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts, Tyndale House Publishers, 2001, p. 362.
  6. ^ Carl H. Kraeling, Two Selections from Acts, in: Lake F/S, pp. 163-172.
  7. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  8. ^ Beinecke papyrus database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Carl H. Kraeling, Two Selections from Acts, in: Robert P.Casey, Silva Lake i Agnes K. Lake: Studies Presented to KIBSOPP LAKE by Pupils, Colleagues and Friends. 1937, s. 163–172.
  • Philip W. Comfort, The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts, Tyndale House Publishers, 2001, p. 362-364.

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