Papyrus 52, P52
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Papyrus 52 (P.Ryl. 457), P52
About 125 - 150 CE.
Fayum or Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, though it may have circulated in both the areas.
A little over 21 cm. x 20 cm. Click here to see the image.
Recto, John 18:31-33. Verso, John 18:37 and 38.
The writing is so small that it is impossible to determine the character of the text. According to Metzger, the text seems to be "Alexandrian" or what the Alands call "normal."
The words are written with slight separation. There are no marks of punctuation.
John Rylands Library, Manchester, United Kingdom.
 C. H. Roberts, An Unpublished Fragment Of The Fourth Gospel, 1935, Manchester University Press, Manchester.
The New Testament Manuscripts