Papyrus 17

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Papyrus <math>\mathfrak{P}</math>17
New Testament manuscript
Papyrus 17 - Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1078 - Cambridge University Library Add. Ms. 5893 - Epistle to the Hebrews 9,12–19 (1).jpg
NameP. Oxy. 1078
TextHebrews 9
Date4th century
FoundEgypt, Lord Crawford
Now atCambridge University
CiteB. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrhynchus Papyri VIII, (London 1911), pp. 11-13
Size14.2 x 8.4 cm
TypeAlexandrian text-type

Papyrus 17 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by <math>\mathfrak{P}</math>17, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Epistle to the Hebrews, but only contains verses 9:12-19. The manuscript has been paleographically assigned to the 4th century.[1] However, according to Philip Comfort it is from the late 3rd century.[2]


Grenfell and Hunt
Bernard Grenfell Arthur Hunt

The leaf is in fragmentary condition (originally 19 by 25 cm).[2] The text fills in where Codex Vaticanus is vacant (from Hebrews 9:14).[2]

The Nomina Sacra are used throughout. The scribe used marks for punctuation between verses 12 and 13, and between 15 and 16.[2] It has no iotacistic errors.

The Greek text of this codex is representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland placed it in Category II.[1]

It was discovered by Lord Crawford in Egypt.[3] The text was edited in 1911 by Grenfell and Hunt.[4]

Currently housed at the Cambridge University Library (Add. 5893) in Cambridge.[1][5]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. 97. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Philip W. Comfort, The Text of the Earlies of New Testament Greek Manuscripts (2001), p. 101.
  3. Frederic G. Kenyon, "Handbook to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament", London2, 1912, p. 44.
  4. B. P., Grenfell; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri VIII. London. pp. 11–13.
  5. "Handschriftenliste". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 August 2011.

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