Papyrus 47

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Papyrus 47 (Gregory-Aland), signed by Image:C3945eee4633c095c5059f9a67aca5f7.png47, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Book of Revelation, it contains Rev. 9:10-11:3; 11:5-16:15; 16:17-17:2. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to the 3rd century.

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland ascribed it as a Normal text, and placed it in Category I.[1] The text of this manuscript is closest to Codex Sinaiticus, and they are witnesses for one of early textual types of the Book of Revelation.[2] Another type is represented by manuscripts Papyrus 115, Codex Alexandrinus, and Codex Ephraemi. It is currently housed at the Chester Beatty Library (Inv. 14. 1. 527) in Dublin.[1][3]


See also


  • 1. 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. 99. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  • 2. Philip W. Comfort, Encountering the Manuscripts. An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & Textual Criticism, Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005, p. 68.
  • 3. "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 26 August 2011.

Further reading

  • F. G. Kenyon, The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri III, (London, 1934).
  • P 47 at CSNTM

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