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New Testament manuscripts
Papyrus \mathfrak{P} 74
Name P. Bodmer XVII
Text Acts †; Catholic epistles
Date 7th century
Script Greek
Found Egypt
Now at Bibliotheca Bodmeriana
Cite Rudolf Kasser, Papyrus Bodmer XVII: Actes des Apôtres, Epîtres de Jacques, Pierre, Jean et Jude (Cologny/Geneva: 1961)
Size 33 by 21 cm
Type Alexandrian text-type
Category I
Note concurs with \mathfrak{P} 100

Papyrus 74 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by \mathfrak{P} 74, is a copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles and Catholic epistles with lacunae. The manuscript paleographically had been assigned to the 7th century.[1]




The surviving texts are verses: Acts 1:2-28:31 †; Jas. 1:1-5:20 †; 1 Pet. 1:1-2,7-8,13,19-20,25; 2:6-7,11-12,18,24; 3:4-5; 2 Pet. 2:21; 3:4,11,16; 1 John 1:1,6; 2:1-2,7,13-14,18-19,25-26; 3:1-2:8,14,19-20; 4:1,6-7,12,18-19; 5:3-4,9-10,17; 2 John 1,6-7,13; 3 John 6,12; Jude 3,7,11-12,16,24.


Despite the late date, it is an important manuscript and excelent witness for the book of Acts.[2]

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland ascribed it as a “strict text”, and placed it in Category I.[1]

It does not contain Acts 15:34 as codices Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, Vaticanus, E, Ψ, Byz.[3]

Acts 20:28 it reads του κυριου (of the Lord) — A C* D E Ψ 33 36 453 945 1739 1891, instead of the Alexandrian του Θεου (of the God), or the Byzantine του κυριου και του Θεου (of the Lord and God).[4]
Acts 27:16 — καυδα (name of island), this reading is supported only by Vaticanus, 1175, Old-Latin version, Vulgate, and Peshitta.[5]
Present location

It is currently housed at the Bibliotheca Bodmeriana (P. Bodmer XVII) in Cologny.[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. 101.
  2. ^ Philip W. Comfort, Encountering the Manuscripts. An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & Textual Criticism, Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005, p. 72.
  3. ^ NA26, p. 478.
  4. ^ NA26, p. 384.
  5. ^ NA26, p. 403.

Further reading

  • Rudolf Kasser, Papyrus Bodmer XVII: Actes des Apôtres, Epîtres de Jacques, Pierre, Jean et Jude (Cologny/Geneva: 1961).

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