Papyrus 87 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 87, 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.
It is currently housed at the University of Cologne (P. Col. theol. 12) in Cologne.
- 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.