Papyrus 51

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Papyrus 51
New Testament manuscript
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NameP. Oxy. 2157
TextGalatians 1 †
Dateca. 400
Now atAshmolean Museum
CiteE. Lobel, C. H. Roberts, E. P. Wegener, Oxyrhynchus Papyri XVIII (London: 1941), pp. 1-3.
TypeAlexandrian text-type

Papyrus 51 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by siglum 51, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Epistle to the Galatians, it contains only Gal. 1:2-10.13.16-20. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the 4th or 5th century.[1]

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type (proto-Alexandrian). Kurt Aland placed it in Category II.[1]

It is currently housed at the Ashmolean Museum (P. Oxy 2157) in Oxford.[1][2]

See also[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. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 26 August 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • Edgar Lobel, Colin H. Roberts, and E. P. Wegener, Oxyrhynchus Papyri XVIII (London: 1941), pp. 1–3.

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