Papyrus 88

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Papyrus 88
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospel of Mark 2 †
Date 4th century
Script Greek
Found Egypt
Now at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Cite S. Daris, Aegyptus, 52 (1972), pp. 80-88.
Type mixed
Category III

Papyrus 88 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 88, is a single leaf from an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Mark. The surviving texts of Mark are verses 2:1-26. The manuscript palaeographically has been assigned to the 4th century.[1]

Don Barker proposes a wider and earlier range of dates for Papyrus 88, along with Uncial 0232, Papyrus 39 and Uncial 0206; and states that all four could be dated as early as the late second century or as late as the end of the fourth century.[2]


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


It is currently housed at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (P. Med. Inv. no. 69.24) in Milan.[1][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c 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. 102. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  2. ^ Barker, Don (2009). "How long and old is the codex of which P.Oxy 1353 is a leaf?" in "Jewish and Christian Scripture as artifact and canon" eds Craig. A. Evans and H. Daniel Zacharias. London: T&T Clark. pp. 192 to 202. ISBN 0-567-58485-2. 
  3. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • S. Daris, Papiri letterari dell' Università Cattolica di Milano, Aegyptus, 52 (1972), pp. 80–88.