Papyrus 97

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Papyrus 97
New Testament manuscript
Name P. Chester Beatty XVII
Sign 97
Text Luke 14 †
Date ca. 600
Script Greek
Now at Chester Beatty Library
Type Alexandrian text-type

Papyrus 97 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 97, is a copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Luke. The manuscript has survived in a fragmentary condition.[1][2]


The surviving texts of Luke are only verses 14:7-14. The manuscript palaeographically has been assigned to the 6th century (or 7th century).[3]


The Greek text of this manuscript is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. It is not placed in any of Aland's Categories.


The manuscript is currently housed at the Chester Beatty Library (P. Chester Beatty XVII) at Dublin.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments, (Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1994), p. 16.
  2. ^ a b "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Kurt Aland, Synopsis Quattuor Evangeliorum. Locis parallelis evangeliorum apocryphorum et patrum adhibitis edidit, Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart 1996, p. XXIΙΙ.