Papyrus 83

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Papyrus 83
New Testament manuscript
TextGospel of Matthew 20; 23-24 †
Date6th century
Now atKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
CiteM.-L. Lakmann, ‘Neutestamentliche Texte aus Khirbet Mird. P83 und 0244’, ETL 85/4 (2009), 467–478.
Size28 cm x 21.5 cm

Papyrus 83 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 83, is a copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew. The surviving texts of Matthew are verses 20:23-25,30-31; 23:39-24:1,6. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the 6th century. It is among only very few New Testament texts on papyrus recovered outside Egypt (in this case from Khirbet Mird in the Judean desert).


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


It is currently housed at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Library (P. A. M. Khirbet Mird 16, 29).[1][2] Transcriptions and photographs have been published by Lakmann.[3]

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  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. 101. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  2. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  3. ^ M.-L. Lakmann, ‘Neutestamentliche Texte aus Khirbet Mird. P83 und 0244’, ETL 85/4 (2009), 467–478.