Uncial 0162

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Uncial 0162
New Testament manuscript
Fragment of the Gospel of St. John 2-11-22 MET sf09-182-43s2.jpg
NameP. Oxy. 847
TextJohn 2:11-22
Datec. 300
FoundOxyrhynchus, Egypt
Now atMetropolitan Museum of Art
CiteGrenfell and Hunt Oxyrhynchus Papyri VI, 4-5
Size1 vellum leaf; 16 x 15 cm; 20 lines/page
Notevery close to P66, P75, B

Uncial 0162 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 023 (Soden; also known as Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 847 or P.Oxy. 847), is one vellum leaf of a Codex containing The Gospel of John in Greek. It has been paleographically assigned a 3rd[1] or 4th[2] century CE date.


Grenfell and Hunt
Bernard Grenfell Arthur Hunt

Uncial 0162 is one of the manuscripts excavated by Bernard Pyne Grenfell and Arthur Surridge Hunt in Oxyrynchus, Egypt and is now part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection in New York City.

Unical 0162 measures 16 cm by 15 cm from a page of 20 lines.[2]

The scribe of Uncial 0162 was probably a professional.[1]

Uncial 0162 uses the usual nomina sacra: ΙΗΣ, ΙΣ, and ΠΡΣ.

Uncial 0162 had formally been assigned to the 4th century CE,[2] but Comfort argued that the small omicron belongs to the 3rd rather than the 4th century CE.[1]

The readings of Uncial 0162 are very close to Papyrus 66 (P66), Papyrus 75 (P75) and Codex Vaticanus (B).[1]

The text of Uncial 0162 is closer to Vaticanus than Sinaiticus.

Uncial 0162 is classed as a "consistently cited witness of the first order" in the Novum Testamentum Graece.[3] NA27 considers it even more highly than other witnesses of this type. It provides an exclamation mark (!) for "papyri and uncial manuscripts of particular significance because of their age."[4]

The text was first published by Grenfell and Hunt in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri in 1908.[5]

Currently Uncial 0162 is dated by the INTF to the 4th century CE.[2][6]

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Other early uncials:

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  1. ^ a b c d Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. p. 683. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9.
  2. ^ a b c d 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. pp. 104, 123. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  3. ^ Eberhard Nestle, Erwin Nestle, Barbara Aland and Kurt Aland (eds), Novum Testamentum Graece, 27th edition, (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2001), 58.
  4. ^ Ibid.
  5. ^ Bernard Pyne Grenfell, Arthur Surridge Hunt and others, The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, 66 volumes to date, (London: Egypt Exploration Society, 1898—), 6:4-5.
  6. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 21 April 2011.

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