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 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.[1]

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

See also[edit]


  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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