Papyrus 50

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Papyrus 50 (Gregory-Aland), designated by Image:C3945eee4633c095c5059f9a67aca5f7.png50, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles, it contains Acts 8:26-32; 10:26-31. The manuscript paleographically had been assigned to the 4th/5th century.

The Greek text of this codex is mixed. It has some orthographical peculiarities and corrections. Aland placed it in Category III.[1] The text generally concurs with Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus.[2]

It is currently housed at the Yale University Library (P. Yale 1543) in New Haven.[1]


See also


1. 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. 99.

2. Philip W. Comfort, Encountering the Manuscripts. An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & Textual Criticism, Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005, p. 69.

Further reading

  • C. H. Kraeling, Two Selections from Acts, in Lake F/S, pp. 163-172.

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