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New Testament manuscripts
Papyrus \mathfrak{P} 77
Name P. Oxy. 2683
Text Matthew 23 †
Date 2nd/3rd
Script Greek
Found Egypt
Now at Sackler Library
Cite L. Ingrams, P. Kingston, P. Parsons, and J. Rea, OP XXXIV (1968), pp. 4-6.
Size 4.6 cm x 7 cm
Type Alexandrian text-type
Category I

Papyrus 77 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by \mathfrak{P} 77, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew. The surviving texts of Matthew are verses 23:30-39. \mathfrak{P} 77 is written in an elegant hand. The manuscript palaeographically had been assigned to the 2nd century (or 3rd century). Together with Papyrus 103 probably belongs to the same codex[1]


The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland ascribed it as a “at least normal text”, and placed it in Category I.[2] \mathfrak{P} 77 has the closest affinity with Codex Sinaiticus.[1]

Present location

It is currently housed at the Sackler Library (P. Oxy. 2683) in Oxford.[2]


See also


  1. ^ a b Philip W. Comfort, Encountering the Manuscripts. An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & Textual Criticism, Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005, p. 73.
  2. ^ a b 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.

Further reading

  • L. Ingrams, P. Kingston, Peter Parsons, and John Rea, Oxyrhynchus Papyri, XXXIV (London: 1968), pp. 4-6.




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