World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Papyrus 78

Article Id: WHEBN0020128413
Reproduction Date:

Title: Papyrus 78  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Alexandrian text-type, Nomina sacra, List of New Testament papyri, Categories of New Testament manuscripts, Oxyrhynchus Papyri
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Papyrus 78

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}78 is written in an elegant hand. The manuscript has been paleographically 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][3]

Textual variants

  • v5: Addition of αδελφοι (brothers) after βουλομαι (I plan).
  • v7: υπεχουσαι (undergoing) becomes επεχουσαι (holding fast to).
  • v8: ουτοι (these) becomes αυτοι (themselves).
  • v8: δοξας (plural: glories) becomes δοξαν (singular: glory).

See also


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.


  • P. Oxy. 2684 from Papyrology at Oxford's "POxy: Oxyrhynchus Online"
  • Papyrus 78 recto
  • Papyrus 78 verso

External links

  • Robert B. Waltz.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.