Papyrus 1, P1

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

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First Composed: 10 April 2000

Last Updated: 10 April 2000


Papyrus 1 (#E2746), P1


3rd Century CE.


Oxyrhynchus, Egypt.


About 14.7 cm. x 15 cm. There is one column and about 27 and 29 lines per page.

There two leaves.


It contain Matthew 1:1-9, 12 and 13, 14-20.

Textual Character

P1 agrees with the best Alexandrian witnesses, especially B. Most of the variants are in the spelling of names in the geneology (see Peter M. Head's article).


The words are written continuously without separation. Accents and breathings are absent.


University of Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia.


[1] B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, I, 1898, 4 ff. (No. 2).

[2] W. H. P. Hatch, The Principal Uncial Manuscripts Of The New Testament, 1939, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Plate XI.

[3] P. M. Head, "Observations on Early Papyri of the Synoptic Gospels, especially on the 'Scribal Habits'", Biblica, 1990, Volume 71, pp. 240-247.

The New Testament Manuscripts