Papyrus 101, P101

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

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First Composed: 18 April 2000

Last Updated: 18 April 2000


Papyrus 101 (P.Oxy. 4401), P101


3rd Century CE.


Oxyrhynchus, Egypt.


About 4.7 cm. x 8.6 cm. Click here to see the image.

This fragment come from a papyrus codex.


Verso, Matthew 3:10-12. Recto, Matthew 3:16 - 4:3.

Textual Character

This papyrus has several interesting readings which are textually interesting. The text seems to be proto-Alexandrian, having more affinity with than with B.


The hand is plain and competent, rather than elegant, with a complete absence of serifs. Some letters somewhat resemble the cursive forms, but there are no ligatures: each letter is made independently and with a clear space between it and the letters before and after.

Accents are absent.


Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom.


[1] E. W. Handley et al., The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, LXIV, 1997, 2 ff. (No. 4401).

The New Testament Manuscripts