Papyrus 38

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Papyrus 38 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by Image:C3945eee4633c095c5059f9a67aca5f7.png46, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles, it contains only Acts 18:27-19:6.Acts 12-Acts 16. The manuscript paleographically had been assigned to the early 3rd century.[1]

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Western text-type. Aland named it as Free text and placed in Category IV. The text of this manuscript related to Codex Bezae.[2]

It is currently housed at the University of Michigan (Inv. 1571) in Ann Arbor.[2]

See also


  • 1. Philip W. Comfort and David P. Barrett. The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers Incorporated, 2001, p. 65.
  • 2. Kurt Aland, and Barbara Aland, The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism, transl. Erroll F. Rhodes, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1995, p. 98.

Further reading

  • Henry A. Sanders, An Early Papyrus Fragment of the Gospel of Matthew in the Michigan Collection, Harvard Theological Review. vol. 20. 1927, pp. 1-19.
  • A. C. Clark, The Michigan Fragment of Acts, JTS XXIX (1927), pp. 18-28.
  • Silva New, The Michigan Papyrus Fragment 1571, in Beginnings of Christianity V (1933), pp. 262-268.
  • M.-J. Lagrange, Critique textuelle II, La Critique rationelle (Paris, 1935), pp. 402-405.
  • Henry A. Sanders, Michigan Papyri, University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series, XL (Ann Arbor, 1936), pp. 14-19.

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