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New Testament manuscripts
Papyrus \mathfrak{P} 6
Text John 10-11 †
Date 4th century
Script Greek-Coptic diglot
Found Egypt
Now at Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire
Type Alexandrian text-type
Category II

Papyrus 6 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by \mathfrak{P} 6, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek and Coptic (Akhmimic). It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of John dating paleographically to the 4th century.[1] Some scholars date it as VII-VIII century. Rösch suggested the 5th century.[2]


The Greek text of the codex contains: Gospel of John 10:1-2.4-7. 9-10; 11:1-8. 45-52.

The Coptic (Akhmimic) text of the codex contains: John 10:1-12.20; 13:1-2.11-12; Jas 1:13-5:20.

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

It is currently housed at the Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire (Pap. copt. 379. 381. 382. 384) in Strasbourg.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c 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. 96.
  2. ^ P.M. Head, The Habits of New Testament Copyists Singular Readings in the Early Fragmentary Papyri of John, Biblica 85 (2004), 399-408

Further reading

  • Friedrich Rösch, Bruchstücke des ersten Clemensbriefes nach dem achmimischen Papyrus der Strassburger Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek (Strasbourg, 1910), pp. 119-160.
  • C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1909, vol. 3, pp. 1085-1086.


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