New Testament Manuscript 0171

`Abd ar-Rahman Robert Squires & M S M Saifullah

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First Composed: 26 May 2000

Last Updated: 26 May 2000


Name

0171

Date

Late 3rd / Early 4th Century CE (c. 300).

Provenance

Hermopolis Magna, Egypt.

Size

About 5.7 cm. x 9.2 cm. There are two columns and 23 lines per page.

There are two vellum leaves.

Contents

It contains parts of Matthew and Luke. The parts of Matthew are 10:17-23, 25-32. The parts of Luke are 22:44-50, 52-56, 61, 63-64.

Textual Character

According to the Alands, 0171 is an early form of the D text and label is "paraphrastic". Metzger thinks that it is an important witness in Egypt to the Western text.

Writing

The manuscript was perhaps written by a professional scribe.

Location

Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, Italy (PSI 2.124)


References

[1] G. H. R. Horsley (ed.), New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, II, 1981-, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, p. 126. This gives the transcription of Matthew text.

[2] J. N. Birdsall, "A Fresh Examination Of The Fragment Of The Gospel Of St. Luke In Ms. 0171 And An Attempted Reconstruction With Special Reference To The Recto", in Roger Gryson et al. (ed.), Philologia Sacra: Biblische und Patristische Studien für Hermann J. Frede und Walter Thiele zu ihrem Siebzigsten Geburtstag, 1993, Herder: Frieburg, pp. 212-227.

The New Testament Manuscripts