New Testament Manuscript 0171

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First Composed: 26 May 2000

Last Updated: 26 May 2000




Late 3rd / Early 4th Century CE (c. 300).


Hermopolis Magna, Egypt.


About 5.7 cm. x 9.2 cm. There are two columns and 23 lines per page.

There are two vellum leaves.


It contains parts of Matthew and Luke. The parts of Matthew are 10:17-23, 25-32. The parts of Luke are 22:44-50, 52-56, 61, 63-64.

Textual Character

According to the Alands, 0171 is an early form of the D text and label is "paraphrastic". Metzger thinks that it is an important witness in Egypt to the Western text.


The manuscript was perhaps written by a professional scribe.


Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, Italy (PSI 2.124)


[1] G. H. R. Horsley (ed.), New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, II, 1981-, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, p. 126. This gives the transcription of Matthew text.

[2] J. N. Birdsall, "A Fresh Examination Of The Fragment Of The Gospel Of St. Luke In Ms. 0171 And An Attempted Reconstruction With Special Reference To The Recto", in Roger Gryson et al. (ed.), Philologia Sacra: Biblische und Patristische Studien für Hermann J. Frede und Walter Thiele zu ihrem Siebzigsten Geburtstag, 1993, Herder: Frieburg, pp. 212-227.

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