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Papyrus 15

Papyrus 15 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by \mathfrak{P}15, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It was originally a papyrus manuscript of the Pauline Corpus of letters, but now only contains 1 Corinthians 7:18-8:4.[1] The manuscript has been palaeographically assigned to the 3rd century.[2]


The manuscript is written in a documentary hand.[2] There is about 37-38 lines per page.[2] Grenfeld and Hunt conjectured that \mathfrak{P}15 and \mathfrak{P}16 might have been part of the same manuscript. Both manuscripts have the same formation of letters, line space, and punctuation.[1]

The Greek text of this codex is probably a representative of the Alexandrian text-type, however the text is too brief to determine this exactly. Aland placed it in Category I.[3]

It was the last papyrus classified by Gregory (in 1915).

Currently housed at the Egyptian Museum (JE 47423) in Cairo.[3][4]

See also

Bible portal


Further reading

  • VII, (London 1910), pp. 4-8.

External links

  • P. Oxy. 1008 – image
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