Papyrus 87

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Papyrus 87
New Testament manuscript
Papyrus 87, recto
Papyrus 87, recto
TextPhilemon 13-15, 24-25
Dateca. 250
Now atInstitut für Altertumskunde,
University of Cologne
CiteC. Römer, Kölner Papyri 4, Papyrologica Colonensia 7 (Cologne: 1984), pp. 28-31
TypeAlexandrian text-type

Papyrus 87 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 𝔓87, is an early New Testament papyrus. It is the earliest known manuscript of the Epistle to Philemon. The surviving texts of Philemon are verses 13–15, 24–25.

The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the early 3rd century (or late 2nd century).

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type (or proto-Alexandrian). Aland ascribed it as "Normal text", and placed it in Category I.[1]

It is currently housed at the University of Cologne (P. Col. theol. 12) in Cologne.[1][2]

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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.

Further reading[edit]

  • C. Römer, Kölner Papyri 4, Papyrologica Colonensia 7 (Cologne: 1984), pp. 28–31.
  • K. Wachtel, K. Witte, Das Neue Testament auf Papyrus II, Die Paulinischen Briefe, Teil II, Berlin 1994, S. LXIII-IV, P. 87.
  • Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. pp. 617–618. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9.

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