Papyrus 59

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Papyrus 59
New Testament manuscript
Name P. Colt 3
Text John 1-2; 11-12; 17-18; 21 †
Date 7th century
Script Greek
Found Egypt
Now at The Morgan Library & Museum
Cite L. Casson, E. L. Hettich, Excavations at Nessana II, Literary Papyri (Princeton: 1946), pp. 79-122.
Type mixed
Category III

Papyrus 59 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by 59, is a copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of John. The manuscript palaeographically has been assigned to the seventh century).[1]


Gospel of John 1:; 2:15-16; 11:40-52; 12:; 17:24-26; 18:1-2.16-17.22; 21:7.12-13.15.17-20.23.[1]


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


It is currently housed at The Morgan Library & Museum (P. Colt 3) in New York City.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d 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. pp. 99–100. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  2. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • L. Casson, and E. L. Hettich, Excavations at Nessana II, Literary Papyri (Princeton: 1946), pp. 79–93.