Papyrus 38, P38

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

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First Composed: 14 April 2000

Last Updated: 31 October 2004


Name

Papyrus 38 (No. 1571), P38

Date

Late 2nd / Early 3rd Century CE. The Alands date it to c. 300 CE.

Provenance

Purchased in Cairo, Egypt, in 1924. Its exact provenance is unknown but it is believed that it came from the Fayum.

Size

The size of the full page would be about 14 cm. x 27 cm. Click here to see the image.

This is a tattered fragment coming from a papyrus codex.

Contents

Acts 18:27 - 19:6, 12-16.

Textual Character

P38 is a representative of "Western" form of the Book of Acts.

Writing

The papyrus is written in a reformed documentary hand.

Location

Special Collections Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


References

[1] H. A. Sanders, "An Papyrus Fragment of Acts in the Michigan Collection", Harvard Theological Review, 1927, Volume 20, pp. 1-19.

[2] P. W. Comfort & David P. Barrett, The Complete Text Of The Earliest New Testament Manuscripts, 1999, Baker Books: Grand Rapids (Michigan), United States of America, pp. 135-136.

The New Testament Manuscripts