Papyrus 101, P101
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Papyrus 101 (P.Oxy. 4401), P101
3rd Century CE.
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.
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.
 E. W. Handley et al., The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, LXIV, 1997, 2 ff. (No. 4401).
The New Testament Manuscripts