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New Testament manuscripts
Papyrus \mathfrak{P} 78
Name P. Oxy. 2684
Text Jude
Date 3rd / 4th century
Script Greek
Found Egypt
Now at Sackler Library
Cite L. Ingrams, P. Kingston, P. Parsons, and J. Rea, OP XXXIV (1968), pp. 4-6.
Type Alexandrian text-type
Category I

Papyrus 78 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by \mathfrak{P} 78, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Epistle of Jude. The surviving texts of Jude are verses 4-5.7-8. \mathfrak{P} 77 is written in an elegant hand. The manuscript paleographically had been assigned to the 3rd century (or 4th century).[1]




The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. \mathfrak{P} 78 displays a free text.[2] Aland placed it in Category I (because of its date).[1]

Present location

It is currently housed at the Sackler Library (P. Oxy. 2684) in Oxford.[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. 73.

Further reading

  • L. Ingrams, P. Kingston, Peter Parsons, and John Rea, Oxyrhynchus Papyri, XXXIV (London: 1968), pp. 4-6.
  • M. Mees, P78: ein neuer Textzeuge für den Judasbrief, Orient Press I (Rome: 1970), pp. 5-10.


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