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Papyrus 95

Papyrus 95 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by siglum \mathfrak{P}95, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of John. The surviving texts of John are verses 5:26-29,36-38. The manuscript palaeographically has been assigned to the early 3rd century.[1]

The writing is in 35 lines per page.[2]


The Greek text of this manuscript is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type, Comfort ascribed it as proto-Alexandrian, though the extant portion is too fragmentary for certainty.[2] It has not yet been placed in any of the Categories of New Testament manuscripts.[3]


The manuscript is currently housed at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (PL II/31) at Florence.[3][4]

Textual Variants

  • 5:28: ακουσουσιν (shall hear (future tense)) becomes ακουσαντες (have heard (aorist tense, participle)).
  • 5:36: omits second αυτα (these) through possible homoeoteleuton.

See also



  • Image from Papyrus 95

Further reading

  • Jean Lenaerts, Un papyrus de l’Évangile de Jean : PL II/31, Chronique d’ Egypte 60 (Brussels: 1985), pp. 117-120.
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