Papyrus 49, P49

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

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First Composed: 28 April 2000

Last Updated: 28 April 2000


Papyrus 49 (P. 415), P49


3rd Century CE.


It was purchased for Yale University in Cairo. Before Cairo its provenance is unknown.


The original size may have been around 18 cm. x 25 cm. Bartoletti pointed out the similarities between the script of P65 and P49. It seems that these two manuscripts may be from the same codex.


Ephesians 4:16-29; 4:31-5:13.

Textual Character

According to Metzger, this papyrus has Alexandrian text type. The Alands call this manuscript "at least normal".

Hatch and Welles identify this manuscript as Alexandrian, having greatest affinity with B, then A, then P46 and .


It is written in a documentary hand.


Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.


[1] W. H. P. Hatch & C. B. Welles, "A Hitherto Unpublished Fragment Of The Epistle To The Ephesians", Harvard Theological Review, 1958, Volume 51, pp. 33-37.

[2] G. Maldfeld & B. M. Metzger, "Detailed List Of The Greek Papyri Of The New Testament", Journal Of Biblical Literature, 1949, Volume 68, p. 368.

[3] Vittorio Bartoletti, Papiri Greci e Latini Della Societa Italiana, 1957, Volume 14, pp. 5-7.

The New Testament Manuscripts